Lady Liberty is doomed to be a Vegas showgirl, the Postal Service conceded yesterday.
With more than 2 billion stamps already printed featuring the cheap Sin City statue knockoff instead of the one that greeted millions of immigrants to New York Harbor, it’s probably too late to undo the damage, officials said.
To put this philatelic foul-up in perspective, the average press run of a stamp is just 40 million, according to USPS spokesman Roy Betts.
“This was a very significant press run,” Betts said. The mix-up, which was caused by a photo agency’s failure to properly identify the image, was spotted by magnifying-glass-eyed stamp nuts.
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