Friday, April 15, 2011

Postal Service uses wrong Statue of Liberty for stamp

Notice something odd with those new Statue of Liberty stamps you bought? Your eyes aren’t fooling you. 
The U.S. Postal Service admits that the image of Lady Liberty appearing on an envelope near you is not a likeness of the statue in New York Harbor, but instead depicts a replica at the New York-New York casino and hotel in Las Vegas
The New York Times reported the goof in Friday’s editions, aptly noting that the stamp provides further proof that “New York is not the center of the universe.” 
Can you spot the difference? Here’s an image of the real Statue of Liberty, and here’s a copy of the Las Vegas version. (Hint: Look at the faces.)