Liberty stamp mistake: USPS uses Vegas replica on forever stamp

Liberty stamp mistake: The design is not based on the statue in New York Harbor but on a replica outside the New York-New York casino hotel in Las Vegas.

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    Postal officials say the stamp was designed from a photo provided by an agency which licensed it only as 'Statue of Liberty.'
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The Statue of Liberty forever stamp is a wannabe.

The design is not based on the statue in New York Harbor but on a replica outside the New York-New York casino hotel in Las Vegas.

Postal officials say they weren't aware of that until a stamp expert pointed it out. They say the stamp was designed from a photo provided by an agency which licensed it only as "Statue of Liberty."

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However, USPS officials say they like the design and have no plans to pull it out of circulation.

The stamp was issued in December.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported the story on Thursday.

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