Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sunday Stamps #26

I am back! Vacations are relaxing for everyone except Mom ( and often Dad) who still have to cook, clean, pack, drive and all that.  I am just back at home today.

I am left without any vintage US stamps and must 'borrow' images from the US Postal Service website.  According to the stamp web page, these se-tenant stamps were issued Dec. 1, 2010. 
"On December 1, 2010, in Washington, DC, the Postal Service™ issued a First–Class Mail® Lady Liberty/Flag Forever se-tenant pair (two designs) in a Roll of 100 stamps, designed by Terrence McCaffrey, USPS®.
The U.S. Postal Service® introduced two new First–Class Mail Forever® stamps featuring photographs of world–recognized symbols of the United States: the Statue of Liberty and the American flag. The photograph of Lady Liberty is by Raimund Linke and the U.S. Flag photograph is by Ron Watts.
The stamps were issued in a Roll format and known as Lady Liberty and U.S. Flag. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First–Class Mail 1–ounce rate."

Ah, but there is a problem, which a keen-eyed fan noticed.  From the MSNBC news story:
"A stamp that was supposed to show the Statue of Liberty actually features a replica outside a Las Vegas casino, The New York Times reported Friday.
The United States Postal Service admitted the mistake but said it planned to stick with its Lady Liberty "Forever" stamp.

"We still love the stamp design and would have selected this photograph anyway," Roy Betts, a post office spokesman, told the Times.
However, he added the Post Office regretted the error and was "re-examining our processes to prevent this situation from happening in the future."
The Times said the image was taken from a photography service, but a "super-fan" of the statue spotted subtle differences and contacted Linn's Stamp News, which first ran the story."

I wonder what the moral of the story is?

Share with us your patriotic stamps from you country or any country.

Theme next week: Birds.

Viridian

8 comments:

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

moral of the story:Photoshop can't fix anything.There's always a keen-eye out there that will always "see" the obvious.

lostforwords101 said...

With the bf being an American and a former Marine, now I feel like I need to learn how to sing the 'Star Spangled Banner'.

www.dakotaboo.com said...

Nice theme this week. My submission is up. Happy Stamps Sunday.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I remember reading about the mistake at the time. I'm not sure that it really matters because the stamp is only a representation after all. It would always be an artist's interpretation.

I know what you mean about vacations. I hope at least that the change was as good as a rest for you

Gene said...

Moral of the story, research first before printing anything.

First time joining Sunday stamps.

Postcardy said...

The replica of the statue probably looks better than the real one would on a stamp.

Dorincard said...

Moral: our Liberty does not reside in only one place. It should reside in each one of us, figuratively speaking. :)
Those stamps are nice, no matter what.

Ann said...

I just went on line and read about Doris (Dorie) and his commendation. Very neat story--you will have to look it up.
Ann

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