Houses in the Mediterranean
Country: Slovenia
Year: 2018
Release Date: 09 Jul 2018
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The Škratelj House in Diva?a


The Škratelj House in Diva?a (SW Slovenia) is a notable example of the architectural heritage of Slovenia's Karst region. The house owes its present-day appearance to a process of gradual changes that has seen the nucleus of the building, built in the seventeenth century, renovated and converted to a new purpose. Since 1998, this fine example of rural architecture has housed the Museum of Slovene Film Actors, including a permanent exhibition dedicated to the life and work of the actress Ida Kravanja (professionally known as Ita Rina), born in Diva?a on 7 July 1907. The former stables contain a permanent exhibition on Slovenia's screen stars, while the storehouse and barn have been converted into a multipurpose hall. The traditional walled yard or borja? is a place to meet and mingle. The Škratelj House today is a fine example of the picturesque architectural heritage of the Karst region, saved from ruin by the efforts of experts after the Second World War.


The two-storey house itself is an interesting example of architectural development from the seventeenth century onwards. Experts believe that the house's tall chimney was built in the eighteenth century, while the distinctive little columns and the external stone staircase (replacing the original wooden steps) were added in the same period or in the following century, along with a number of other changes to fixtures and fittings. The house is today roofed in the traditional Karst style with stone slates. The stone window and door frames are of remarkable design. The old seventeenth-century nucleus of the house shows a direct connection to an older architectural tradition in the Karst.


Janez Bogataj


Stamp Design:

The Škratelj House in Diva?a


Foto and Design:

Andraž Jenkole


Face Value:

EUR 1.26



29,82 x 42,60 mm


Printing Process and Layout:

4-colour offset in sheets of 25 stamps



Comb 14 : 14



Tullis Russell Chancellor Litho PVA RMS GUM, 102 g/m2


Printed by:

Agencija za komercijalnu djelatnost d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia


Date of Issue:

9 July 2018


Last Day of Sale

9 July 2019



45.000 stamps / 1.750 FDCs


First Day of Issue Postmark

6215 Diva?a


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