The wrong Statue Of Liberty was mistakenly placed on the front of a new 44 cent stamp. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has admitted to the mistake, but say they like it anyway.
The mistake was uncovered by Linn’s Stamp News, according to reports. Rather than the famous 305 foot (including the pedestal) Statue Of Liberty, which was a gift from France and a worldwide symbol of freedom, the image on the stamp is from a photo of a replica. The replica is half the size of the real statue, has different hair and eyes, and overlooks a lake in front of the New York-New York casino in Las Vegas.
The USPS does not appear too concerned about the mix up. Roy Betts, a spokesman for the Postal Service, said “We still love the stamp design and would have selected this photograph anyway.” According to the USPS, the image was selected from a photo service.
There are no plans to remove the stamp from circulation, or even cancel it, at this time.