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Celebrating the 35th Anniversary 

Save the date: October 19-22 for

our 35th Anniversary celebration 

(More details to follow)

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Franklin, Peanuts' first Black character
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Special Holiday Program 

December 21, 2022

Pictures from ESPER booth at NOJEX 

October 14-16, 2022

From left to right: Rosina Major, ESPER Secretary; Clarence McKnight, Webmaster; Della Moses Walker, NJ State Director; and Gwen Melvin Foster; NJ Chapter

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Clarence McKnight, Webmaster; and Beverly Harrison, NJ Chapter

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Left to right : Darryl Williams, NJ Chapter; Susan Meyers, NJ Chapter; Shawn "SWJ" Johnson; NJ Chapter. Front row: Rosina Majors; ESPER Secretary, Jane Mays; from Philadelphia, Don Neal; Editor in Chief of Reflections Newsletter and Della Moses Walker; NJ Chapter Director

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From left to right: Rosina Major, ESPER Secretary; Clarence McKnight, Webmaster; Della Moses Walker, NJ State Director; and Gwen Melvin Foster; NJ Chapter

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Celebrating the 75th Anniversary 

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary 

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Breaking the color barrier   

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Larry Doby,  breaking the color barrier on  July 5, 1947.  He became the second Negro League Baseball player to join Major League Baseball.

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CHARPEX

STAMP SHOW 

2022

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ESPER Members' 

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Interview and Special page
Zoom interview with Clarence McKnight
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Harriet Tubman Bicentennial

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The National Postal Museum presents a blockbuster exhibition exploring America's national pastime.

 Dr. Warachal E. Faison

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Tribute Page for Dr. Warachal E. Faison

Tribute to Jerry Pinkney 

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 (December 22, 1939 - October 20, 2021)

Jerry Pinkney, artist, children's books and stamp illustrator of the first stamps in the Black Heritage series

"The Lion of Anacostia"

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2023 USPS STAMP PROGRAM

Exhibit by Don Neal

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By National Postal Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Our Founder, Dr. Esper G. Hayes, 

2021 Rowland Hill Award winner

at Southeastern Stamp Expo 2022

Dr. Esper G. Hayes,

ESPER's Founder

Chatty Awards Winners

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James Webb Space Telescope
James Webb Space Telescope

Will be issued Thursday, September 8 in Washington,DC

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Holiday Elves
Holiday Elves

Will be issued Thursday, September 15 in North Pole, AK

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Hanukkah stamp 2022
Hanukkah stamp 2022

Will be issued Thursday, October 20 in Chagrin Falls, OH

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James Webb Space Telescope
James Webb Space Telescope

Will be issued Thursday, September 8 in Washington,DC

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Stamps Being Issued

  September and October  2022

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 Congratulations to ESPER member Dr. Cheryl Ganz for winning in two categories.   

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 Youth and Teachers Stamp Page

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"Row, Row, Row your Boat"

"Women's Rowing Stamp Ceremony"

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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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Part of Women's Rowing stamp

Was issued on May 13, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

African-American stamps being issued in 2023

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Ernest J. Gaines  

Will be issued 

Monday Jan 23 in

Lafayette, LA

 

African-American stamps issued in 2022

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Kwanzaa Stamp Video Ceremony

Kwanzaa Stamp Ceremony

on October 13, in St.  Louis, MO

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Kwanzaa stamp 2022

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Kwanzaa Stamp artist Erin Robinson
Kwanzaa Stamp artist Erin Robinson

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Kwanzaa artist Erin Robinson standing beside stamp display.

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Kwanzaa stamp 2022

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Photos from Charlene Blair

2022 stamps Edmonia Lewis
2022 stamps Edmonia Lewis

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Title IX
Title IX

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Kwanzaa stamp 2022

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2022 stamps Edmonia Lewis

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Click to see issues

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Special Title IX  page 

 Edmonia Lewis

Stamp Dedication Ceremony 

Tom Grant, current Rensselaer County legislator and former East Greenbush town board member; ESPER member Michelle D. Winfield; Roberta "Bobbie" Reno, East Greenbush town historian; ESPER member Dolores Leito; Jack Conway, East Greenbush town supervisor; ESPER member Don Neal, Reflections editor. Michelle and Dolores are on the NY Downstate Committee to Honor Edmonia Lewis.

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ESPER member Michelle D. Winfield; Mary Pat Donnelly, Rensselaer County district attorney; Roberta "Bobbie" Reno, East Greenbush town historian

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Edmonia Lewis' "Death of Cleopatra" sculpture (left) was considered "the most impressive American sculpture" when displayed at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876. "Old Arrow Maker" (right) depicts a scene from the "Song of Hiawatha" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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Tom Grant, current Rensselaer County legislator and former East Greenbush town board member; ESPER member Michelle D. Winfield; Roberta "Bobbie" Reno, East Greenbush town historian; ESPER member Dolores Leito; Jack Conway, East Greenbush town supervisor; ESPER member Don Neal, Reflections editor. Michelle and Dolores are on the NY Downstate Committee to Honor Edmonia Lewis.

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Lisa Farrington of Howard University addresses the audience during the ceremony

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Alex Bostic, the stamp artist and the son of a postal worker, serves as master of ceremony

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Attendee applies a stamp to a card

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Lisa Farrington of Howard University addresses the audience during the ceremony

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Ceremony was on 

January 26, 2022

Location:

Smithsonian America Art Museum

February 9, 2022

 East Greenbush, New York.

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Black History Month

Canada's First Lady of Jazz  Eleanor Collins

Issued January 21, 2022

Cancellation: Vancouver BC

Based on photo by Franz Lindner,

 Illustrator: David Belliveau, 

Eleanor Collins Sheet of Stamps

Eleanor Collins First Day Cover

Eleanor Collins beside her stamp

at stamp ceremony 

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Canada's First Lady of Jazz  Eleanor Collins 

Canada’s First Lady of the Blues, Salome Bey

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African-American stamps issued in 2021

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Ceremony was on 

January 28, 2021

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Tap Dance ceremony was on 

July 10, 2021

Location: New York, New York 

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USA Philatelic Catalog

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Our October 2022 Fourth 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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