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First day of Issue,

July 21,2023

Atlanta, Ga 

Celebrating Our 35th Anniversary 

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Hotel reservation and event registration are open.

(Online registration is open) 

Our founder Dr. Esper G. Hayes

This is Dr. Hayes' last known interview.  It was at our

30th anniversary in 2018.

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Special Josephine Baker presented at GASS

by ESPER and ATA 

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ESPER member Lloyd de Vries

 wins APS Luff Award. 

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ESPER members Oneal and Cassandra Tyler

awarded the Nicolas G. Carter Volunteer Recognition Award 

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ESPER member becomes APS president.

Fit to be on a Stamp

Inventor Lewis H. Latimer

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ESPER members in video plus

The passing  of APS past president and ESPER member. She had been an ESPER member since 2007. She was featured in Reflections newsletter in the October 2019 issue.  

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Celebrating the 175th Anniversary 

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Click on embedded websites for more information (page 39). 

Interview and Special page
Zoom interview with Clarence McKnight
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A special page to celebrate Rosa Parks

Meet the Artists Behind the USPS’s
‘Art of the Skateboard’ Stamps.

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ESPER is featured in APS  video file: The Philatelic Files Episode 4 ESPER. Rosina Major and Don Neal star in the video, and Betty Lewis has a cameo appearance.



By Howard Ingram

ESPER Members' 

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2021, 2022, and 2023

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My One -Page Exhibit 2023

"The Lion of Anacostia"

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Stamps Being Issued

 Septembar 2023

Exhibit by Don Neal

By National Postal Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Pictures from ESPER booth at NOJEX 

October 14-16, 2022

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 Youth and Teachers Stamp Page

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U.S. Postal Service and We Are Teachers are

proud to announce The USPS Pen Pal Project,

a new, free educational program for grade 3-5 students.

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African-American stamps being issued in 2023

John Lewis

Stamp Ceremony

July 21, 2023

Ernest J. Gaines 

Stamp Ceremony

January 23, 2023

Toni Morrison

Stamp Ceremony

March 7, 2023

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Ernest J. Gaines  

stamp was issued 

Monday, January 23, 2023,

in Lafayette, Louisiana.


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 John Lewis

stamp was issued Friday, July 21,

in Atlanta, Georgia.

(Click on stamp for special page.)

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Toni Morrison

stamp was issued

Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.

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Art of Ceremony  

stamp was issued

Friday, March 24, 2023,

in Phoenix, Arizona. 

African-American stamps issued in 2022

Franklin Armstrong,
Peanuts' first Black character


Kwanzaa Stamp Ceremony

on October 13, in St.  Louis, MO

Special Title IX  page 

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Click to see all

the issues.

Photos from Charlene Blair

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Kwanzaa Stamp Video Ceremony

Black History Month Stamp Honours Chloe Cooley

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Black History Month

Honour Chloe Cooley

Issued January 30, 2023

Cancellation: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

 Illustrator: Rick Jacobsen

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Chloe Cooley  Booklet

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Chloe  Cooley  Booklet Cover

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Chloe Cooley First Day Cover

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Back of First Day Cover

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Order your free quarterly

USA Philatelic Catalog.

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Our July 2023 Third Quarter 

 issue is ready for viewing in the

Members Only Section. 

Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections

The Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections (ESPER) is an international stamp society dedicated to promoting the collecting of stamps and philatelic material depicting people and events related to the African diaspora and to encouraging and supporting the interest and participation of Black people in all aspects of philately. It is ESPER's sincere hope that visiting our website not only will enhance your knowledge of stamp collecting and Black heritage, but also will create a desire to start or revive your own collection of stamps or other philatelic material. 

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