USPS used wrong Statue of Liberty on stamp

libertyQuick- where is this famous statue located? If you said New York Harbor, you’re not even close. The Liberty Forever stamp, issued this past December, actually features an image of the replica Statue of Liberty located outside the New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Linn’s Stamp News revealed the mistake on the cover of its April 25 edition. Linn’s notes differences between the original statue and the one pictured on the stamp. The image was licensed from Getty Images, and the keyword information attached to the photograph includes “Replica Statue Of Liberty – Las Vegas”. Apparently the folks who designed the stamp missed that part, because the press release that announced the stamp says “Lady Liberty, as the Statue of Liberty is affectionately known, is shown in a close-up photograph of her head and crown taken by Raimund Linke. The statue, located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor…”

  • Jack Cass

    Does it REALLY matter?

  • trout

    must be a slow news day if this is all you can report….does it make a colectible now? I better run and buy every stamp I can

  • largemouth

    I thought what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…

  • D

    I bought a roll just in case they do become collectible. If not they are forever stamps and i can use them to send mail.

  • Jon

    “Does it REALLY matter?”

    Yes it does. The POS replica statue in Vegas should’ve never been used is nothing less than an insult to this nation and even to the French who gave the original statue as a gift.

  • Handsome J

    So if it was a painting or a drawing or a computerized Statue of Liberty … these would also be an insult?
    Lighten up….. It’s a pretty cool stamp and it creates interest in the stamp collecting hobby. Now the PO needs to do the actual Statue of Liberty and then a Childs drawing of it as a collection.
    We really have other things to worry about with our beloved Post Office……. Like getting rid of the dead wood.

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