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Ceremony will be on 

January 26, 2022


Smithsonian America Art Museum

(Click on  stamp to register for ceremony

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ESPER will be at the SESE in Atlanta. Please see their web site, http://www.sefsc.org  for detail information.


We will have a three-frame Black Heritage series exhibit in the exhibit hall (show floor) and a table in the hallway outside the exhibit hall. The SESE will waive the admission fee for ESPER members.  Members should bring their ESPER badge.


Southeastern Stamp Expo 2022

Southeast Federation of Stamp Clubs Announces

2021 Rowland Hill Award Winner

Dr. Esper G. Hayes

ESPER's Founder


Collector in ESPER

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Negro Leagues Centennial Coin

Pre Orders became available Jan. 6

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We have had the specific opportunity of collaborating with him on the upcoming exhibition “Tenacity & Resilience: The Art of Jerry Pinkney” for which he selected the title. Opening on February 6, 2022. This show will survey Pinkney’s entire career from 1979 to the present and aim to honor his lasting legacy in the field of American art.

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Jerry Pinkney interview in 2002 Reflections

by Clarence McKnight 

Edmonia Lewis 

Unveiling in NY

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February 9, 2022, 1:00pm at the Red Barn, 100 Town Park Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061 (inclement weather date  of February 23rd)

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By National Postal Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Tribute to Jerry Pinkney 

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 (December 22, 1939 - October 20, 2021)

Jerry Pinkney, artist and illustared the first stamps in the Black Heritage Series


Will be issued Sunday, January 9 in Blue Hill, ME

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U.S. Flags

Will be issued Sunday, January 9 in Findlay,OH

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Will be issued Thursday, March 24, in Mount Vernon, WA

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Will be issued Sunday, January 9 in Blue Hill, ME

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Stamps Being Issued 

January - March  2022

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August 25-28, 2022
LOCATION: Sacramento, CA

(You can book hotel now)

Congrats to Peter Schwartz

and  ESPER member Calvin Mitchell for winning the Large Gold award in 2021 CHICAGOPLEX Literature Exhibition

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By Beatrice Cox

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ESPER at 2021

Great American Stamp Show

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Special Tap Dancing Page

Special Negro Leagues Page

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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 issued in 2022

African-American stamps issued in 2021

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One stamp of

Title IX stamps

Will be issued on March 3,

in Washington, DC

Part of Women's Rowing stamp

Will be issued on May 13 in Philadelphia, Pa

Ceremony will be on 

January 26, 2022


Smithsonian America Art Museum

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Ceremony was on 

January 28, 2021

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa. 

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Tap Dance ceremony was on 

July 10, 2021

Location: New York, 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

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Eleanor Collins beside her stamp

at stamp ceremony 

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Robert I. Fields 

Memorial Page

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Order your free quarterly

USA Philatelic Catalog

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Our Oct./Nov.  2021 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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