HC Deb 27 April 1891 vol 352 c1480
SIR G. CAMPBELL (Kirkcaldy, &c.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General if he is doing anything towards introducing a medium postage card, such as is used in all other countries, instead of the very thick and very thin cards hitherto used in this country?


Postcards were sold originally of one thickness only, and the stouter card was introduced to meet the demand for a second and better quality. I am not at present contemplating the introduction of a card of medium thickness, but I may mention that the present stout card —sold in packets of 10 for 6d.—is growing in favour, and is, to some extent, taking the place of the thin card. It therefore seems scarcely necessary to introduce a new variety thinner than the favourite card.