Artist sues US Postal Service over Statue of Liberty stamp mix-up
Associated Press in Las Vegas
An embarrassing mistake involving a Statue of Liberty stamp has come back to haunt the US Postal Service.
Now the sculptor who made the Lady Liberty of the Las Vegas Strip is suing the government for copyright infringement. Lawyers for Robert Davidson say the Sin City statue is more "fresh-faced" and "sultry" than the original. She has more stylish hair, and appears to be smirking slightly.
The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbour has appeared on more than 20 stamps.
The post office selected the close-up photograph of the statue's head and crown from a photography service and did not find out about the error until a stamp magazine ran an exposé.