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Las Vegas Replica of the Statue of Liberty on U.S Postal Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service has mistakenly featured the New York New York Hotel’s replica of the Statue of Liberty on their newest postal stamp instead of the real thing. The post office thought their “forever” stamp of Lady liberty was the real thing. the real Statue of Liberty has remained on the tip of Lower Manhattan for 125 years, while it’s Las Vegas replica has been in existence for the last 14 years.

The mistake was discovered by an astute stamp collector. Even after the mistake was pointed out to the Postal Service they decided to leave the photograph as is. Spokesman for the Postal Service Roy Betts did say, “the post office regrets the error and is re-examining our processes to prevent the situation from happening in the future.” Betts also said, “We still love the stamp design and would have selected this photograph anyway.”

You can read more about this story on the New York Times by visiting this link.

Las Vegas Shows Break Record High Prices

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Ticket prices for popular Las Vegas shows have gone up according to recent surveys conducted by the Las Vegas Advisor. The site claims that show prices have increased $2.78 per ticket, which has eliminated the decrease in ticket prices of $2.50 seen last year. The survey found 28 shows with ticket options over $100, up from only 23 shows last year. According to the report show prices are now the highest levels they have been in over twenty years and come out to an average of $76.46 a ticket.

According to the survey, Barry Manilow’s ticket at $190.96 at the Paris Hotel tops the chart for being the most expensive show. Other big names like Celine Dion at Caesars costing a minimum of $164.65, and Donny & Marie Osmond at the Flamingo priced at $171.11 were close contenders for the top priced ticket.

Here’s a list of the top Las Vegas show ticket prices:

Donny and Marie: $95-$260
Viva Elvis!: $158.48
LOVE: $137.44
O: $137.44
KA: $130.70
Believe: $123.44
Mystere: $106
Zumanity : $112.55
Barry Manilow: $95-$299
Celine Dion: $$$

It can be difficult to find discounts for many of the top shows. However, going to a matinee show, or purchasing a hotel package can often be a way to discover show deals. Many hotel casinos also offer players deals, and you can also find deals at half priced booths around Las Vegas.


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