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The Story Behind Stamp Gaffes

Retired U.S. Postal Service official Terry McCaffrey tells all about the Lady Liberty error and more

After 40 years at the U.S. Postal Service, the last 20 as head of stamp development, Terry McCaffrey has taken the credit or blame for the good, the great and the bungled. Until he retired at age 68 last December, he was responsible for the images on more than 2,500 American stamps. That number is more than half of all postage issued by the U.S. Postal Service since the very first stamp appeared in 1847. … Back to Article

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