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Registration for Ceremony 

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The Underground Railroad

First Day of Issue Ceremony

March 9, 2024 

Church Creek, MD

ESPER Presents

Honoring African Americans personalities, events and related subjects

(Purchase in ESPER store)

Registration for Ceremony 

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Constance Baker Stamp Ceremony at 

Rutgers in Newark, N.J.

Special 35th Anniversary Reflections 

(Click to see in Members Only section)

Our founder Dr. Esper G. Hayes

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Welcome to ESPER Video 

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

30th anniversary in 2018.

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The APS Great American Stamp Show

When: August 15-18, 2024

Location: Hartford, CT

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ESPER members in video plus

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ATA One Page Exhibit for 2024 opens starting December 15, 2023

(Click Icon for details)

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

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.

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My One -Page Exhibit 2023

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Special Josephine Baker presented at GASS

by ESPER and ATA 

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2021, 2022, and 2023

"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

2024 USPS STAMP PROGRAM

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Stamps Being Issued

 February 2024

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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 2024

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The Underground Railroad

Will be issued

March 9, 2024 

Church Creek, MD

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Constance Baker Motley

Will be issued

January 31, 2024 

 New York, New York

Stamp Ceremonies Pages for 2023

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African-American stamps issued in 2023

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Ernest J. Gaines  

stamp was issued 

Monday, January 23, 2023,

in Lafayette, Louisiana.

 

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Toni Morrison

stamp was issued

Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.

Ernest J. Gaines 

Stamp Ceremony

January 23, 2023

 John Lewis

stamp was issued Friday, July 21, in Atlanta, Georgia.

(Click on stamp for special page.)

John Lewis

Stamp Ceremony

July 21, 2023

Toni Morrison

Stamp Ceremony

March 7, 2023

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Art of Ceremony  

stamp was issued

Friday, March 24, 2023,

in Phoenix, Arizona. 

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

Canadian Hockey Player Willie O'Ree  2023

Willie O'Ree

Issued October 30, 2023

Cancellation: Fredericton, New Brunswick 

 From Photo : Philip Cheung

Willie O'Ree  Booklet

Willie O'Ree First Day Cover

Black History Month Stamp Honours Mary Ann Shadd

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Black History Month

Honour Mary Ann Shadd

Issued January 23, 2024

Cancellation: Chatham, Ontario

 Illustrator: Natasha Cunningham

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Mary Ann Shadd  Booklet

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Mary Ann Shadd Booklet Cover and Back

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Mary Ann Shadd First Day Cover

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Back of First Day Cover

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Order your free quarterly

USA Philatelic Catalog.

Our Jan. 2024, 1st 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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