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Duke Kahanamoku Commemorative Stamp To Be Issued in 2002

Here's an excerpt from the United States Postal Service web site at, that talks about the Duke stamp: "This stamp honors the Hawaiian swimmer, surfer and Olympic Games gold medalist Duke Kahanomoku, who was renowned not only for his athletic prowess but also for his grace, humility and good sportsmanship. He is widely considered to be the father of modern surfing, and for much of his life he served as a living symbol of Hawaiian hospitality and goodwill to the rest of the world. The portrait on the stamp, an oil painting by Michael J. Deas, is based on a 1918 photograph from the collection of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. Visible in the background are depictions of Diamond Head and two surfers riding a wave at Waikiki Beach."

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