February and March 2023

We are excited to have our Cover-to-Cover exhibit at the Main Street Community Center (MSCC) in Edwardsville, IL. This pop-up is being made possible by a grant from the Edwardsville Community Foundation. We will also do a presentation – Stamp Collecting for Fun or Fame – on February 22. You must register for this event through MSCC.

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Special Events – Exhibits – Pop-Ups

We are excited about our partnership with Cultural Charisma. We have set up pop-up exhibits inside their shop at 517 E. Vandalia, Edwardsville, IL and have sparked engaging conversations about stamp collecting. We have been set up every Saturday since March and will be participating through August 2022 and possibly longer from 10:00-2:00. We appreciate our dedicated space on the

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Partnerships and Resources

Thank you for visiting our page. Obviously you appreciate stamps and more specifically, African Americans on Stamps. After browsing our page please take the time to visit: ESPER – Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections African Americans in the Postal Service and Philately American Topical Association

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Opening 2021 | Presentations | Stamp Chats | Advocacy

Like so many others we started off with online presentations to stay in touch with our philately phriends and expanded our reach to support other cultural organizations. February 22-23 – We participated as an advocate at the Museum Advocacy Days events and had the opportunity to join congressional members to voice our support for funding. February 23 – We gave

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Congressman John Robert Lewis

Visit https://www.esperstamps.org/john-lewis for more information John Robert Lewis was known as the “conscience of the U.S. Congress.”  John was the son of sharecroppers, born in Troy, Alabama, in 1940.  As a young boy, he knew that he was going to get in “good trouble.”  It was a large part of his character.  He knew that he had to make a

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The 44th Stamp in the Black Heritage Series:

August Wilson – Click link for more info https://www.esperstamps.org/august-wilson-page The Forever stamp will be part of the USPS’s Black Heritage series, honoring people whose work contributed to arts and culture in the Black community. Wilson’s stamp will be the 44th in the series. The stamp will be dedicated on January 28, 2021, during a ceremony that will be streamed on Facebook and

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Gift of Martin L. Severe | Appreciated | MLK | OBAMA

Mr. Severe accumulated a collection of over 50,000 first day covers. He has donated to several cultural organizations over the years. We are thankful for being selected for a gift. We donated uncancelled post cards and pencils to a group organizing a Black History Month event.

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