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August 25-28, 2022
LOCATION: Sacramento, CA

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"Row, Row, Row your Boat"

"Women's Rowing Stamp Ceremony"

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 Dr. Warachal E. Faison

Tribute Page for Dr. Warachal E. Faison

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary 

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Breaking the color barrier   

Springfield-Decatur Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc

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Black History and Women History Month Exhibit

ESPER's Members 

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View this video as Ward 5 Alderwoman

Lakeisha tells of it’s importance. 

 This exhibit was located at the Cook Street Post Office, in Springfield, Ill

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Harriet Tubman Bicentennial

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

Tribute to Jerry Pinkney 

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 (December 22, 1939 - October 20, 2021)

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

 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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February 9, 2022

 East Greenbush, NY.

Special Title IX  page 

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Nancy Reagan
Nancy Reagan

Will be issued on July 6, in Simi Valley, CA

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Mariachi
Mariachi

Will be issued on July 15, in Albuquerque, NM.

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Pete Seeger
Pete Seeger

Will be issued on July 21, in Newport, RI

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Nancy Reagan
Nancy Reagan

Will be issued on July 6, in Simi Valley, CA

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Stamps Being Issue

 July 2022

"The Lion of Anacostia"

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Our Founder, Dr. Esper G. Hayes, 

2021 Rowland Hill Award winner

at Southeastern Stamp Expo 2022

Numismatics Collector in ESPER

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Negro Leagues Centennial Coin

Pre Orders became available Jan. 6

Dr. Esper G. Hayes,

ESPER's Founder

Exhibit by Don Neal

Chatty Awards Winners

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

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By National Postal Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum

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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

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Holiday Celebrations

Kwanzaa

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Holiday Elves

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Peanuts 

By Charles M. Schulz  

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Franklin 

Charles M. Schulz  (Peanuts)

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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Part of Women's Rowing stamp

Will be issued on May 13, in Philadelphia, Pa.

Ceremony was on 

January 26, 2022

Location:

Smithsonian America Art Museum

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Title IX stamps

Will be issued on March 3,

in Washington, D.C.

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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, Pa. 

Tap Dance ceremony was on 

July 10, 2021

Location: New York, New York 

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Order your free quarterly

USA Philatelic Catalog

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Our April 2022 Second 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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