HC Deb 12 April 1872 vol 210 c1142

asked the Postmaster General, Whether under the proposed new Regulations of the Post Office allowing private cards with written communications to pass through the Post Office for the postage of one halfpenny, it is intended that the postage shall be paid by impressed stamps only, and not by adhesive stamps also; and, if so, on what grounds the public are to be prohibited from using the more convenient form of adhesive stamps for paying the postage?


replied, that the use of impressed stamps would be required, as the most experienced persons in the Post Office were of opinion that it would be impossible to work the system otherwise.