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Error Sheet - Legends of the West Issue 1993
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Error Sheet - Legends of the West Issue 1993
Category: Commemorative Stamps
Tags: Error | sheet | Legends | West | 1993|
Stamp Title:
Error Sheet - Legends of the West Issue 1993
Issue Year:
1993  
Date of Issue:
7th December, 1993  
Size:
Face Value:
29c x 20 
Stanley Gibbons Catalogue No:
 
Scott Catalogue No:
2870
Printer:
Stamp Venturers 
Issue Copies:
150,186 
Designer(s):
Mark Hess
Theme(s):
Personality
Description:
29c x 20, Legends of the West Issue 1994, Error Sheet.

The facts surrounding the issue of this sheet of stamps make for one of the biggest stories ever in error-stamp collecting.

The portrait featured on the Bill Pickett stamp is not that of the famous rodeo cowboy, but that of his brother Ben Pickett. This portrait has apparently been confused with Bill Pickett’s in other sources as well.

The mistake was discovered by Pickett's great-grandson Frank Phillips Jr., who learned of the stamp when a radio reporter contacted him for comment.

Although the design error was discovered before the First Day of Issue, 183 sheets were mistakenly sold by postal workers!