"You might think that the post office would have just gone with the original, the one off the tip of Lower Manhattan that for 125 years has welcomed millions of New York’s huddled masses yearning to breathe free," the NYT story goes on to say. "Instead, they accidentally used the 14-year-old statue that presides over thousands of weary gamblers a week. The post office, which had thought the Lady Liberty 'forever' stamp featured the real thing, found out otherwise when a clever stamp collector who is also what one might call a superfan of the Statue of Liberty got suspicious and contacted Linn’s Stamp News, the essential read among philatelists."
So, I wonder how the USPS will rectify this error?
“'We still love the stamp design and would have selected this photograph anyway,' said Roy Betts, a spokesman, in the NYT story. Mr. Betts did say, however, that the post office regrets the error and is 're-examining our processes to prevent this situation from happening in the future.'”
Yes, go with that...