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What is meant by the phrase "ten pound letter"? In an old British sitcom they were reading a Dear Abbey posting in the newspaper and one...?

....of the characters, appauled by the sexual nature of the letter, made the comment, " and that was a ten pound letter!" Do you know what that phrase means? Thank you!

The sitcom was One Foot in the Grave from 1989 or 1990 if that helps.

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  • 2 months ago
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    in magazines and newspapers ..they always picked what they considered a star letter ..the best ...and the best letter often won a prize this case £10

    • JonZ
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      2 months agoReport

      Oh! Thank you very much!

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