Wednesday, August 06, 2008

They Can't Even Get The American Flag Right

Brian and I have been dealing with horrible customer service employees and receiving brand new merchandise that is broken. No one knows how to do their jobs anymore, or build anything correctly. What a country. :)

NEW YORK — The devil, as they say, is in the details.

So when an astute stamp collector recently discovered that one of the Old Glorys in the U.S. Postal Service's "Flags 24/7" series appears to have 14 stripes, it was bound to send a wave of excitement through the
philatelic community.

"Is there any icon better-known to Americans than their own flag?" said Fred Baumann, a
spokesman for the American Philatelic Society. "This is something somebody should have caught along the way."

The stamp in question, "Night," was released by the Postal Service on April 18 as part of a series of four stamps painted by Maryland artist Laura Stutzman depicting Old Glory at sunrise, noon, sunset and night.