Thursday, August 03, 2006

Hawai'i Post and surfboard mail

On August 24 2002, 500 covers were produced by and carried by "Surfboard Mail". Each cover had a cachet along with a special postmark and $3 local surfing stamp.

For the past 10 years Hawai'i Post has been picking up and delivering urgent documents and packages weighing up to 1 kilogram (2.2 lbs) anywhere in Waikiki, O'ahu. They have also been issuing a variety of colorful and interesting

Throughout their website the word " Hawai'i" has what looks like an apostrophe between the last 2 letters. Apparently this is the correct spelling in the Hawaiian language. The apostrophe is actually called a "glottal stop". The glottal stop is used as a pause and also to differentiate words. For example, Lana'i is the name of a Hawaiian island. Lanai (without a glottal stop) means a balcony.

To visit their web site, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM