HC Deb 20 May 1895 vol 33 c1601

I beg to ask the Postmaster General, whether it is permissible to adorn the front (or stamped) side of an envelope with a design or sketch, but forbidden to write, print, or otherwise impress anything beyond the address (and the sender's name and address) on the front of a post card; can he state the reason for the distinction to the House; and whether he will consider the possibility of abolishing it?


Post cards are issued that the public may be able to send a certain class of communications, for which they must otherwise pay full letter rate, at a postage of one halfpenny; and the rule which forbids anything but the address and the sender's name and address to be written or printed on the front part of a post card is, I consider, reasonable and necessary.