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Collector of Primo memorabilia plans to sell some of it

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Kenneth Ho, pictured holding a Primo suit, collects Primo beer memorabilia and estimates he owns about 400 items. He owns an inflatable Primo mascot, a beer-can hat and a lighter.

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    Ho owns an inflatable Primo mascot, a beer-can hat and a lighter.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A selection of Primo bottles is part of Ho’s collection. Primo’s Aiea brewery closed in 1979. Pabst now produces Primo.

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    A silvertone-and-goldtone watch.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A wooden nickel commemorating the Primo brewery’s closing and a mug marking the opening of Primo Village are part of Kenneth Ho’s collection.

As a young boy in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Kenneth “Kokomo” Ho remembers his dad hanging out with friends at their Waipahu home. Ice-cold Primo beerwas always their beverage of choice. Read more

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