HC Deb 18 March 1889 vol 334 cc26-7

asked the Postmaster General whether he was aware that since the 1st of January last, the Australian Governments had issued 2d. post-cards for England; why 2d. post-cards for Australia were not yet on sale at the post-offices in this country; and, pending the issue of special post-cards for Australia, what arrangement had been made to enable the public to take advantage of that facility for cheap correspondence?


I have seen specimens of the Australian post-cards. Twopenny post-cards are already on sale at all post-offices in the United Kingdom, and are available for Australia by the long sea route. The design of a 3d. post-card has just been approved, and orders have been given for its manufacture. Pending the issue of these new cards, the present cards used for inland and foreign transmission are being used, the postage being made up by attaching additional stamps. A post office notice on this subject was issued in December last, and the public avail themselves freely of the arrangement.