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US Statue of Liberty stamps takes a liberty

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    Posted: 14 July 2018 at 10:25
Originally posted by Daniel Daniel wrote:

I'm reviving this thread almost 7 years later. Since the original link no longer works it is necessary to explain that the story relates to a US definitive stamp which, supposedly, featured The Statue of Liberty. However, as it turns out, it wasn't the original statue on Liberty Island, New York but the one in Las Vegas which was made by Robert S Davidson. Recently, a federal judge has awarded Davidson almost $3.6 million for the unauthorised use of his artwork!

You can read the full story, and see the stamp,here:

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I'm reviving this thread almost 7 years later. Since the original link no longer works it is necessary to explain that the story relates to a US definitive stamp which, supposedly, featured The Statue of Liberty. However, as it turns out, it wasn't the original statue on Liberty Island, New York but the one in Las Vegas which was made by Robert S Davidson. Recently, a federal judge has awarded Davidson almost $3.6 million for the unauthorised use of his artwork!

You can read the full story, and see the stamp,here:

https://www.linns.com/news/postal-updates/2018/july/judge-orders-usps-to-pay-millions-lady-liberty.html
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For many years a local PR company have had links to the Roy Anderson Corporation in America - and not the Royal Automobile Club  - when you click on the RAC logo on their website's client list...

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Not as bad a gaffe as Birmingham City Council in UK made on their tourist website in 2010. The posted up an image of Birmingham Alabama. A quick look out of the window would have revealed the mistake.

Both instances could probably put down to lack of general education and lack of attention. Perhaps they pay peanuts and get the appropriate staff.
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Do you think they just cut and pasted the image of the Statue of Liberty from Google images without checking where it came from first? 
 
I haven't seen any follow-ups since this first broke as a news story but has anyone else seen a description of how the gaffe actually happened?
 
Have the replacement stamps been issued yet?
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I recently saw the animated film 'Desplicable Me' (highly recommended) and this incident puts me in mind of a scene from the film. Having found himself bested by the theft of a Great Pyramid of Egypt by a rival, master criminal (but likeable) Gru gathers together his Minions and points out that he has stolen The Statue of Liberty (but only the one from Las Vegas), also The Eiffel Tower (again, from Vegas) LOL
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You mean Hilary's last Pharos issue had sales of 3 billion? Cool  Wow!
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Colin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 June 2011 at 21:06

For anyone who might have missed this earlier news story, or is outside UK...

 
 
 
Someone is going to be in deep wotsit this morning!
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