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Apr152011

Post Office Used Vegas Replica For Lady Liberty Stamp

Medioimages/Photodisc (file)(WASHINGTON) -- The newest forever stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service was supposed to be an iconic American image of the Statue of Liberty, but instead of showing the statue that stands in New York harbor, the picture depicts her doppelganger at the New York New York casino in Las Vegas.

Despite the fact the stamp depicts a gambling destination, the post office says it still prefers the picture to the original Lady Liberty and has no plans to recall the stamp.

Postal officials were not aware of the mistake until they received a tip from a stamp aficionado who was able to point out the difference between the real Lady Liberty and her plaster counterpart. The Postal Service has declined to identify the tipster.

The postal service originally obtained the images from a photo agency that had the figure listed as Lady Liberty. The description made no reference to it being a replica.

The stamp was first introduced in December 2010.

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