This Commemorative Suez Canal Stamp Has One Glaring Error

Mike Schuler
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September 15, 2014

The stamp via Twitter

The Egyptian postal service had the best intentions when issuing a series of stamps to commemorate the Suez Canal and its multi-billion expansion project, only there was one glaring error: the stamp showed a picture of the rival Panama Canal (for those of you who don’t know, Suez Canal has no locks).

Noticing the blunder, people took to Twitter to point out the FAIL:

According to local media reports, the Egyptian postal service is aware of the mistake and is taking actions to correct it.

Egypt announced last month plans to build a new Suez Canal alongside the existing 145-year-old historic waterway aimed at expanding trade along the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia. The Suez Canal is a vital source of revenue for the country, earning about $5 billion a year.

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