HC Deb 01 April 1892 vol 3 c465

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he will supply the public with an inland postcard of a size uniform with that of the postcard for the Continent and Colonies; and whether he is aware that the inland cards sold on the Continent are generally much larger than the British inland card?


The dimensions of the inland postcard have been the same from the time of its introduction in 1870, and may be considered to afford a reasonable amount of space for a written communication at half the ordinary rate of letter postage. The inland cards in use abroad are of somewhat larger size. The new card for transmission abroad which comes into use in this country today is of a size midway between the card which it replaces and the inland card.