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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.

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

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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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Tap Dancing Ceremony Video

Issued July 12, 2021

Happy Birthday 2021 stamp
Happy Birthday 2021 stamp

First Day of Issue will be on September 9 in Toast, NC

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A Visit from St. Nick
A Visit from St. Nick

First Day of Issue will be on October 7 in Santa Claus, IN

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Otters in Snow
Otters in Snow

First Day of Issue will be on October 12 in Otter, MT

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Happy Birthday 2021 stamp
Happy Birthday 2021 stamp

First Day of Issue will be on September 9 in Toast, NC

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Stamps Being Issued 

September and October 2021

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Congrates to Peter Schwartz

and  ESPER member Calvin Mitchell for winning the grand award in 2021 SESCAL Literature Exhibition

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Special Negro Leagues Page

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Special Tap Dancing Page

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 Youth and Teachers  Stamp Page

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Gwen Ifill First Day Ceremony 

and other ceremonies and events

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Robert I. Fields 

Memorial Page

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By Beatrice Cox

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ESPER at 2021

Great American Stamp Show

African-American stamps issued in 2022

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African-American stamps issued in 2021

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One stamp of

Title IX stamps

Part of Women's Rowing stamp

The 45th stamp in the

Black Heritage Series

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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

Amber Valley, Alberta  and Willow Grove, New Brunswick 

Issued January 22, 2021

Cancellation: Athabasca, AB and Saint John, NB

Designed By Lara Minja, Illustrator: Rick Jacobson

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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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