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Celebrating Our 35th Anniversary 

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Hotel reservation and event registration is open 

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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

Fit to be on a Stamp

Inventor Lewis H. Latimer

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A special page to celebrate Rosa Parks

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Celebrating the 175th Anniversary 

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Interview and Special page
Zoom interview with Clarence McKnight

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

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ESPER Members' 

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2022 and 2023

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Our members donated over $1,500 for 2022.

Thanks for your donations!

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My One -Page Exhibit


"The Lion of Anacostia"

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Exhibit by Don Neal

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By National Postal Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum


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Stamps Being Issued

  March  2023

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

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Ernest Gaines 

Stamp Ceremony

January 23, 2023

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Ernest J. Gaines  

Stamp will be issued 

Monday, January 23, 2023, in

Lafayette, Louisiana

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 John Lewis

Stamp will be issued Friday, July 21

in Atlanta, Ga

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Toni Morrisson

Stamp Ceremony

March 7, 2023

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Toni Morrison

ceremony  was at Princeton University on March 7, 2023

See special page for more info.

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Art of the Skateboard

African-American stamps issued in 2022

Franklin Armstrong,
Peanuts' first Black character

Special Title IX  page 

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Click to see all

the issues

Kwanzaa Stamp Ceremony

on October 13, in St.  Louis, MO

Photos from Charlene Blair

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Kwanzaa Stamp Video Ceremony

 Edmonia Lewis

Stamp Dedication Ceremony 

Ceremony was on 

January 26, 2022


Smithsonian America Art Museum

February 9, 2022

 East Greenbush, New York.

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

Chloe  Cooley  Booklet Cover

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 January 2023 First 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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