Objectionable Postcards

Postmaster General’ Warning
saucyfrench009The following official announcement was made on Monday night:-
The Postmaster General finds that during the present year there has been a large increase in the number of postcards, principally of foreign manufacture, sent by post, bearing pictorial designs of an objectionable, and in some cases, indecent character.
In view of the probable increase in the transmission by post of pictorial cards during the approaching Christmas season, the Postmaster General desires to draw the attention of the public to the fact that by the provisions of the Post Office Protection Act 1884, any person who sends by post a postal packet (which includes postcards) having thereon any words, marks, or designs of an indecent, obscene, or grossly offensive character is guilty of a misdemeanour and is liable to be fined or imprisoned for twelve months.
Any postcards which come within this prohibition are, when observed in the post, with-held from delivery.

Source: Skegness Herald 16th December 1904

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