Statue of Liberty Forever stamp
|Statue of Liberty Forever stamp|
|Country of production||USA|
|Date of production||December 1, 2010|
|Commemorates||Statue of Liberty (New York City)|
|Depicts||Statue of Liberty (Las Vegas)|
|Notability||Uses image of replica, not original, statue|
|No. in existence||10.5 billion|
The United States Post Office issued the Statue of Liberty Forever stamp on December 1, 2010. The stamp shows the replica of the Statue of Liberty located at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip rather than the original Statue of Liberty in New York. The error was not noticed until March 2011. The error was identified by Sunipix, a stock photo agency in Texas. Ten and a half billion of the error stamps were produced. The mistake is the largest run of an error on a postage stamp.
In 2013, sculptor Robert S. Davidson sued the Postal Service for copyright infringement.
- "Stamp design glitches? They’re a part of collecting history". Linns Stamp News. 2015-04-08. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
- Rein, Lisa (3 December 2013). "Sculptor sues Postal Service over mistaken Lady Liberty stamp". Washington Post. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
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