The Covid 19 crisis has brought out a number of innovative ways for collectors to stay in touch with their hobby. One of those was a range of seminars organised jointly by the Royal Philatelic Society and Philamart, based in India, known as Philaminars 2020. The seminars covered all aspects of philately, including thematics, with a presentation by Jonas Haalstrom RDP FRPSL. The title of the one hour seminar was “Explaining the philatelic material in Thematic Philately” which, in turn, increased his knowledge, personal study and research.
Webinars also included Traditional Philately (Peter McCann), Thematics (Jonas Haalstrom), Postal Stationery (Lars Engelbrecht), Postal History (James Mazepa), RPSL Expert Committee (Chris Harman) and The History of the RPSL (Chris King).
It is likely that the presentations will be available for viewing on YouTube shortly by searching “Philamart + thematic” (or whatever is your area of interest). By way of example, there is currently there is an earlier presentation on thematics by Peter Suhadolc, another highly qualified FIP juror.