Statue of Liberty Forever stamp

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Statue of Liberty Forever stamp
LibertyForeverStamp.jpg
Country of production USA
Date of production December 1, 2010 (2010-12-01)
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
Estimated value Negligible

The United States Post Office issued the Statue of Liberty Forever stamp on December 1, 2010.[1] The stamp shows the replica of the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World) 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.[2] The error was not noticed until March 2011.[3][4] The error was identified by Sunipix, a stock photo agency in Texas.[5] Ten and a half billion of the error stamps were produced.[1] 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[6] and in July 2018, a judge ordered the United States Postal Service to pay Davidson $3.5 million.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Linn's: Vegas Liberty undetected for more than two years". postalnews.com. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "Stamp design glitches? They're a part of collecting history". Linns Stamp News. 2015-04-08. Retrieved 2015-12-18. 
  3. ^ Bigalke, Jay (April 2011). "Statue of Liberty on U.S. stamp is a replica standing outside Las Vegas hotel and casino". Scott Stamp Monthly. Linns.com. Archived from the original on 16 April 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2018. 
  4. ^ Severson, Kim; Healey, Matthew (14 April 2011). "This Lady Liberty Is a Las Vegas Teenager". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 July 2018. 
  5. ^ McAllister, Bill (26 March 2018). "U.S. Postal Service lawyers urge judge to reject Lady Liberty stamp claim". Linn's Stamp News. Retrieved 6 July 2018. 
  6. ^ Rein, Lisa (3 December 2013). "Sculptor sues Postal Service over mistaken Lady Liberty stamp". Washington Post. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Wrong Lady Liberty on Stamp to Cost US Postal Service $3.5M". U.S. News & World Report. 4 July 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2018.