The Postal Union for the Mediterranean (PUMed), a restricted union of the UPU, was created on 11 March 2011 and currently includes postal operators representing the countries of the Mediterranean basin.

France

La Poste has chosen the gardian house in the Camargue to illustrate the common theme of 2018 “Mediterranean Houses”.

Issue Date: 09.07.2018, Designer: Isy Ochoa, Process: Heliogravure, Size: 40.85 x 30 mm, Values: €1.30

Portugal

Houses of the Alentejo

Issue Date: 09.07.2018, Designer: Luís Taklim / Anyforms Design, Printer: Cartor, Process: Offset Lithography – Duotone, Size: 40 x 30,6 mm, Values: €0,53, €0,86

Croatia

The mild climate with plenty of sun and the abundance of stone have determined the architectural characteristics of Adriatic Croatia and the broader Mediterranean area. Mediterranean settlements and buildings bear witness to ecological principles applied in construction where the local people used the transferred knowledge about the immediate environment, as well as rationality and purposefulness in the use of natural resources and space. The construction material (stone and, to a lesser degree, wood) was taken from nature and the location of construction and building shapes were adapted to the climatic, relief, hydrological and other characteristics. Issue Date: 10.07.2018, Designer: Nataša Odak- designer from Zagreb, Printer: AKD d.o.o. Zagreb, Process: Offset Printing, Colours: Multicolour, Size: 29.82 x 48.28 mm.

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