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ATA special Zoom on December 7.

You must register. 

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The APS Great American Stamp Show

When: August 15-18, 2024

Location: Hartford, CT

Our founder Dr. Esper G. Hayes

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

30th anniversary in 2018.

Special Josephine Baker presented at GASS

by ESPER and ATA 

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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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First day of Issue,

July 21,2023

Atlanta, Ga 

ESPER member becomes APS president.

Fit to be on a Stamp

Inventor Lewis H. Latimer

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ESPER members in video plus

The passing  of APS past president and ESPER member. She had been an ESPER member since 2007. She was featured in Reflections newsletter in the October 2019 issue.  

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Celebrating the 175th Anniversary 

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

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A special page to celebrate Rosa Parks

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

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Interview and Special page
Zoom interview with Clarence McKnight
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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.



By Howard Ingram

2021, 2022, and 2023

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My One -Page Exhibit 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


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Stamps Being Issued

 October 2023

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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 being issued in 2024

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The Underground Railroad

Will be issued

March 9, 2024 

Church Creek, MD

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Toni Morrison

Will be issued

January 31, 2024 

 New York, New York

African-American stamps issued in 2023

John Lewis

Stamp Ceremony

July 21, 2023

Ernest J. Gaines 

Stamp Ceremony

January 23, 2023

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Ernest J. Gaines  

stamp was issued 

Monday, January 23, 2023,

in Lafayette, Louisiana.


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 John Lewis

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

(Click on stamp for special page.)

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Toni Morrison

stamp was issued

Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.

Toni Morrison

Stamp Ceremony

March 7, 2023

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Art of Ceremony  

stamp was issued

Friday, March 24, 2023,

in Phoenix, Arizona. 

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

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Black History Month Stamp Honours Chloe Cooley

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Black History Month

Honour Chloe Cooley

Issued January 30, 2023

Cancellation: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

 Illustrator: Rick Jacobsen

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Chloe Cooley  Booklet

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Chloe  Cooley  Booklet Cover

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Chloe Cooley First Day Cover

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Back of First Day Cover

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Order your free quarterly

USA Philatelic Catalog.

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Our Oct. 2023, 4th 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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