Unique item to add to your surfing history collection. Duke Kahanamoku framed original poster, 1890-1968 The Father of Surfing, with original USA postage stamp. The US Postal Service issued a 37-cent Duke Kahanamoku commemorative stamp on 24 August 2002, in Honolulu, Hawaii. The stamp, designed by Carl T. Herrman, Carlsbad, California, and illustrated by Michael J. Deas, New Orleans, Louisiana, went on sale nationwide on 26 August 2002. The poster details achievements of Duke from 1911 to 1965. It has two slight fold creases. Beautifully framed and would be an amazing display in your man cave. The Postal Service honoured Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaiian swimmer and surfer, who is credited with popularizing the Polynesian sport by surfing throughout the world. In 1999, Surfer magazine named him “Surfer of the Century.” For most of his career, Kahanamoku was generally seen as Hawaii’s unofficial goodwill ambassador to the rest of the world. In 1934 he was elected sheriff of the city and county of Honolulu and was subsequently re-elected until the position itself was discontinued in 1960. Thereafter, from 1961 until his death on January 22, 1968, Kahanamoku served as Honolulu’s official greeter.
Total size of the frame is 54cm x 65cm.
If you wish to pick this frame up from our shop in Mona Vale, you can purchase it online. Otherwise, if you wish to have it shipped to you, due to the size and structure of this item, we need to get back to you with a personalised freight quote before you can purchase it. Please contact us direct if you wish to purchase this item and have it shipped to you.
Sold 1 September 2019