What is the 2009 Hawai'i Statehood Stamp?

General Information

On August 21, 2009, in Honolulu, Hawai'i, the Postal Service™ issued a 44-cent, Hawai'i Statehood commemorative stamp in one design in a pressure-sensi­tive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 464200). The stamp, designed by Phil Jordan of Falls Church, Virginia, went on sale nationwide August 21, 2009.

The U.S. Postal Service®commemorates the 50th anniversary of Hawai'i’s statehood with the release of this 2009 stamp. Artist and historian Herb Kawainui Kane of Captain Cook, Hawai'i, who has dedicated much of his life to studying Hawaiian culture and history, created the paint­ing on the stamp. In the art, a surfer rides a wave on a long­board, a popular choice among surfers for centuries. Next to him, two people paddle an outrigger canoe to shore.

Philatelic Products

There are four philatelic products available for this stamp issue:

  • 464261*, First Day Cover, $0.82.
  • 464265*, Digital Color Postmark, $1.50.
  • 464291*, Ceremony Program, $6.95.
  • 464299*, First Day Cover Keepsake Full Pane w/Dig­ital Color Postmark, $10.30.    

Items with an asterisk (*) will use the 128 barcode from Stamp Fulfillment Services. All other philatelic products will continue to use barcode series A, with the exception of the Yearbook and the Guide Book.

Technical Details


Hawai'i Statehood

Item Number:


Denomination & Type of Issue:

44-cent Commemorative


Pane of 20 (1 design)



Issue Date & City:

August 21, 2009, Honolulu, HI 96820


Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA

Art Director:

Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA


Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA


Herb Kawainui Kane, Captain Cook, HI


Keating Gravure


Avery Dennison, SPD

Manufacturing Process:

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