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cokenner
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Duke Kahanamoku Champion Aloha Shirt

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I Remembered I had read some on Duke Kahanamoku aloha shirts in a blog entry on here. Any idea on price? Auction/Fixed Price? I was pretty stoked with the find! Thanks in advance!!!
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Re: Duke Kahanamoku Champion Aloha Shirt

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I would try an auction....start it at $49.99. Hard to get a pulse on which one of these designs fly, I haven't looked in years. But if it's listed right and one of value - you'll find out fast - just price it high enough so it doesn't slip away - and if there are no bids park it at a fixed price. I noticed some of tags look similar but don't say "unconditionally washable" so perhaps 50s/60s piece? Hawaiian expert I am definitely not! Keep us posted!
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Re: Duke Kahanamoku Champion Aloha Shirt

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Re: Duke Kahanamoku Champion Aloha Shirt

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have it on the radar!
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Re: Duke Kahanamoku Champion Aloha Shirt

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I was kinda iffy about ironing it to make the pics come out a little better. I'm not sure if I trust myself putting a hot iron on something so old, much less rayon which I don't think I've ironed before. You think I should iron and add some pics or is it fine the way it is? Just something that has been bothering me a bit. Thanks!

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Re: Duke Kahanamoku Champion Aloha Shirt

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Its fine! Few wrinkes won't hurt
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Re: Duke Kahanamoku Champion Aloha Shirt

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nice price so far! $200+ and hours to go. :D
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Re: Duke Kahanamoku Champion Aloha Shirt

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Yes!! Was something great to wake up to!!

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Re: Duke Kahanamoku Champion Aloha Shirt

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The shirt ended up selling for $215.50 to someone in Japan. Seems the Japanese are a big fan of American vintage!

Also, something I found horribly ironic; someone from Japan buying a HAWAIIAN shirt for the 1940s-50s! :shock:

Nonetheless, I'm happy!! Thanks for all the tips/info!

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Re: Duke Kahanamoku Champion Aloha Shirt

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hehe good work!
Jimmy J

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