You almost have to respect the USPS for screwing up this royally. First, they go and put the wrong Statue of Liberty on a postage stamp. Then, when told about it, they just shrug it off like a postal worker eating a sandwich at their closed window while a line of customers waits.
First, the Lady Liberty goof. Look closely at the statue on the stamp seen here. Sure, it looks like the statue rising out of the water just off the coast of New Jersey. But it ain’t. It’s the replica statue from the New York-New York casino in Las Vegas.
Then there’s the response from the USPS, which says it picked the image from a stock photo service. “We still love the stamp design and would have selected this photograph anyway,” a rep for the near-bankrupt relic tells the NY Times.
Stay classy USPS.
This Lady Liberty Is a Las Vegas Teenager [NY Times]