HC Deb 03 March 1896 vol 38 c25

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether a fine has been exacted from the addressee of a postcard which bore on the face, or address side, the impressed design of the sender's crest; whether the existing regulation allows the sender's name and address to appear on the face; and whether, when a crest is habitually included in the address on notepaper, it can also appear on a postcard?


There is no record at the Post Office of any complaint of a postcard having been taxed in consequence of the sender's crest being impressed on the address side; but such a charge, if made, would be strictly correct. The existing regulation does allow the sender's name and address to appear on the face of a postcard, but does not admit of the addition of a crest.