Mixed Plate
The Duke Stamp

The U.S. Government has finally honored legendary surfer/athlete Duke Kahanamoku with his own stamp. On August 24, 2002, the stamp was released with quite a bit of fanfare in Hawaii. I bought a special set (for $8) for my daughter.

The special edition "First Day of Issue" stamp on a special envelope

A close-up of the stamp and the cancellation stamp

The cover of the special stamp set

Web links:
Father of international surfing to be honored on new postage stamp
Honoring the legacy of Duke Kahanamoku

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku--a lifetime of highlights

The Duke still welcomes all to Waikiki