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Reign, intituled An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Stamp Duties on Cards and Dice, on Probates of Wills, on certain Indentures, Leases, Bonds, or other Deeds, and on Ale Licences ; and also in an Act made in the Fifty-fifth Year of His said late Majesty's Reign, intituled An Act to regulate the Collection of Stamp 55 G.3. c.101. Duties on Matters in respect of which Licences may be granted by the Commissioners of Stamps in Ireland ; and so much and such Parts as aforesaid of and in all the said recited Acts or any of them, and all Duties on Cards and Dice, and all Clauses, Provisions, and Regulations contained in the said Acts or any of them, or in any other Actor Acts in force immediately before the Commencement of this Act, relating to such Duties, or to any Licences to any Makers of Cards or Dice, or to the Exportation of Cards and Dice, are hereby repealed accordingly; save and except so far as the said Save and exActs or any of them, or any Thing therein contained, may repeal cept as they
the Whole or any Part of any other Act or Acts; and also save repeal former E and except such 'Duties on Cards and Dice, or any Part or Arrear Acts, or as to
Arrears of thereof, as may be or become or remain payable, and every or any Duty. Penalty which may have been or may be incurred under any of the said Acts at any Time before the Commencement of this Act, all which said Duties and Penalties shall be recoverable, and shall and may be sued for in the same Manner as if this Act had not been made; and also save and except so far as relates to the several
Bonds which shall have been given in pursuance of any of the said i Acts, all which Bonds shall continue and be in full Force and
Effect until the Conditions of such Bonds shall have been duly performed and fulfilled.
II. And be it further enacted, That from and after the Com- Grant of Du. mencement of this Act there shall be granted, raised, levied, ties. collected, and paid, in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, unto His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, the several Duties following ; that is to say, For and upon every Licence to be taken out annually by every
Maker of playing Cards or Dice in the United Kingdom, the
Sum of Five Shillings:
shall be made fit for Sale or Use in the United Kingdom, the
Sum of One Shilling:
fit for Sale or Use in the United Kingdom, the Sum of Twenty
III. And be it further enacted, That the said Duties shall be Duties to be under the Care and Management of the Commissioners of Stamps under the Mafor the United Kingdom for the Time being; and it shall be lawful nagement of the
Commissioners for the said Commissioners, and they are hereby required and
of Stamps, who empowered, to provide proper Stamps, Dies, Marks, or Plates, are to provide with such Devices as they shall think proper, as well for denoting Stamps,&c. and or expressing the several Duties hereby granted, as for marking appoint and distinguishing Cards made for Use in the Isle of Man, or for Officers, &c. Exportation respectively; and from time to time to alter, renew, or add to such Stamps, Dies, Marks, or Plates, as they shall think proper ; and also to appoint or employ such Officers and Persons under them, and to do all such other Acts and Things as shall be
deemed necessary or expedient for putting this Act into execution, and for fully and effectually collecting the Duties hereby granted, in the like and in as full and ample Manner as they or any former Commissioners are or have been authorized to do for the raising and collecting of any former Stamp Duties, or for put
ting into execution any Act relating thereto. Duty to be de. IV. And be it further enacted, That the Duty by this Act imnoted on the
posed on playing Cards shall be denoted or marked on the Ace of Ace of Spades. Spades of each Pack of Cards. Cards and Dice
V. And be it further enacted, That from and after the ComMakers to take mencement of this Act every Person who shall intend to make, out a Licence, or who shall engage or be concerned in the Trade or Employwhich must be
ment of making, any playing Cards or Dice, whether for Use in renewed annually.
the United Kingdom, or for Exportation, or otherwise, shall, before making or beginning to make, or being concerned or engaged in the Trade or Employment of making, any playing Cards or Dice, apply in Writing to the Commissioners of Stamps for a Licence to make such Cards or Dice, specifying in such Application, to the Satisfaction of the said Commissioners, every House, Building, Room, or Place where such Cards or Dice are intended to be made; and it shall thereupon be lawful for the said Commissioners, or any Two of them, under their Hands and Seals, and they are hereby required, to grant a Licence to such Person so applying for the making of playing Cards or of Dice in such Premises only as shall be described in such Licence; and every such Licence shall be dated on the Day on which the same shall be granted, and shall have Effect and continue in Force from the Day of the Date thereof until the Fifth Day of July following, and no longer, and shall be renewed in like Manner from Year to Year, so long as such Person shall continue to make, or shall
be engaged or concerned in the Trade or Employment of making, Penalty on any such Cards or Dice; and if any Person shall make or begin making Cards to make, or shall engage or be concerned in the Trade or Em. or Dice without ployment of making any such Cards or Dice, without such Licence Licence, 100l., first had and obtained and then in Force, or in any other Place and Forfeiture of Materials.
than such as shall be particularly described in such Licence,
Discretion of the said Commissioners.
VI. And be it further enacted, That before any Person shall ing Licences to receive any such Licence, such Person shall
, with one or more give Bond for sufficient Surety or Sureties, to be approved of by the Commisthe due Per
sioners of Stamps, or by such Officer as may be by them appointed formance of all
tt in that Behalf, execute a joint and several Bond to His Majesty, Things re-
any future Time to be in Force, relating to Duties of Stamps on
formed, or fulfilled, and also conditioned that the Person so to their be licensed, or the Heirs, Executors, or Administrators of such
Person, shall answer and pay to His Majesty, His Heirs, and the Successors, all such Duties as such Person shall be liable to on to account of making any playing Cards or Dice during the Time E such Person shall carry on or be concerned in the Trade or Emi ployment of a Maker of playing Cards or Dice, and shall also pay si and satisfy every such Fine or Penalty as shall be incurred by or d: adjudged to be paid by such Person under any Conviction or Judgpod ment, for any Thing to be done or omitted by such Person con
trary to any Act relating to the Duties on playing Cards or Dice
every Ace of Spades delivered to such Maker of Cards, which d
shall not be produced or duly accounted for upon any Inspection Pop
of his Stock by any Officer of Stamps: Provided always, that it New Bonds
shall be lawful for the said Commissioners of Stamps, and they are may be required de hereby authorized, whenever and so often as they shall see reason- by Commis
VII. And be it further enacted, That no Licence shall be No Cards or granted to any Person inaking playing Cards or Dice, nor shall Dice to be
any Person set up or exercise the Trade or Employment of making made in any ]: ! playing Cards or Dice, nor make or cause to be made
Places in Grea
any playing Tivi Cards or Dice, in any Part of Great Britain except in the Cities London, West
Britain, but of London and Westminster, or in the Borough of Southwark, nor minster, in any Part of Ireland, other than in the Cities of Dublin and Southwark, Cork, or in the respective Liberties of the said Cities of Dublin nor in Ireland, and Cork; and that from and after the Expiration of Three Years but in Dublin after the Commencement of this Act, no Person shall set up or after three Years exercise such Trade or Employment of making, or shall make or in Dublin only. cause to be made any playing Cards or Dice in any part of Ireland other than in the city of Dublin or the Liberties thereof; and that every Person who shall set up or exercise the Trade or Employment of making, or shall make or cause to be made, any playing Cards or Dice in any other City, Town, or Place in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland than as aforesaid respectively, shall for every such Offence forfeit the Sum of One hundred Pounds, and for every Day during which such
Trade or Employment shall be continued or carried on after the
first Day thereof a further Sum of Twenty Pounds. Card Makers to VIII.' And be it further enacted, That every Maker of playing send sufficient Cards in the United Kingdom shall send to the Commissioners of Paper to the
Stamps, or to their proper Officer, a sufficient Quantity of Paper, Stamp Office to
in order to have so many Aces of Spades marked or impressed have Aces of Spades marked thereon as such Maker shall desire; and no Pack of playing Cards thereon, one of made fit for Sale or Use in any Part of the United Kingdom, or in which to be put the Isle of Man, or made for Exportation, shall be sold, or used in in each Pack.
play, or shall be exported, without One of such Aces of Spades Distinguishing marked or impressed as is by this Act directed : Provided always, Marks to denote that there shall be one distinguishing Mark in the Ace of Spades Cards for Home intended for Cards made fit for Sale or Use in the United Kingdom, Use or for Ex- one other distinguishing Mark in the Ace of Spades intended for portation.
Cards made for Use in the Isle of Man, and one other distinguishing Mark in the Ace of Spades intended for Cards made
for Exportation. Card Makers to IX. And be it further enacted, That every Maker of playing send Patterns of Cards shall from time to time send to the said Commissioners of Wrappers to
Stamps, or their Officer, Duplicate Forms or Patterns of the Wrapthe Commis. sioners for their pers (commonly called Jews) which such Maker may be desirous Approval.
to use for enclosing the Packs of playing Cards intended to be made by him, with his Name and such other particular Word or Thing printed thereon as the said Commissioners shall direct and approve, which Approval shall be testified by the Signatures of Two or more of the said Commissioners indorsed on such Duplicate Forms of Wrappers, one of which, when so endorsed, shall from time to time be and remain with the said Commissioners or
their Officer, and the other, when so endorsed, shall remain with Wrappers to
the Maker whose Wrapper it may be: Provided always, that there have distin
shall be such separate distinguishing Mark or Device upon each guishing Marks of the respective Wrappers made to enclose Cards intended for
Use in the United Kingdom or in the Isle of Man, or intended
for Exportation, as the said Commissioners shall think proper to Penalty for direct and appoint; and if any Maker of Cards shall use or cause using Wrappers or permit to be used, in any Manner whatever, any Wrapper or not approved, Jew, with any Device, Mark, Letter, or Figure thereon, for en201.
closing Cards, without the Approbation of the said Commissioners first had and obtained as aforesaid, such Maker shall forfeit for every such Wrapper or Jew so used, or permitted to be used, the
Sum of Twenty Pounds. Card Makers to
X. And be it further enacted, That every licensed Maker of enclose Cards playing Cards shall, on the Completion of each and every Pack in Wrappers of Cards made by him fit for Sale or Use in the United Kingwhen com dom, enclose the same in a Wrapper or Jew, the Device of which pleted, and
shall have been approved of by the said Commissioners of Stamps Officer of Stamps to label
in the Manner directed by this Act, and shall fasten or tie such the same.
Wrapper with Thread, and give Notice thereof to the said Commissioners; and the said Commissioners shall thereupon direct their Officer to attend at the House or Place where such Cards shall have been made ; and such Officer shall affix to each Pack of Cards, enclosed and fastened as aforesaid, a Label, in such Manner, and with such Mark or Device thereon, as the said Commissioners shall direct.
XI. And be it further enacted, That no playing Cards made or Cards not to be begun to be made, or in any Stage of making, shall be removed removed, withs from the House or Place where the same shall have been so made out Consent till
Duties are paid 5 or begun to be made or wrought, without the Consent in Writing or secured, upon
of the Commissioners of Stamps, or any Two of them, first had pain of forfeitand obtained, until such Cards shall have been completed in Packs, ing Treble and fastened or tied in Wrappers, and the Labels affixed, and the Value. Duties paid or secured in the Manner directed by this Act; and if
the Maker of any such Cards, or any other Person, shall remove for attempt to remove, or shall cause or permit to be removed, or
shall assist in the removing, without such Consent as aforesaid, any such Cards so made or begun to be made, or in any Stage of making, not being completed in Packs, and fastened or tied, and duly labelled, and the Duties paid or secured, all such Cards shall
be forfeited, and may be seized, and such Maker or other Person .: so offending shall forfeit Treble the Value thereof; and any Ma- Materials not
terials whatsoever begun or intended to be wrought for or towards to be removed, the making of playing Cards shall not be removed from the Place on pain of wherein such Materials shall have been begun to be wrought,
Double Value, ve without such Consent as aforesaid, until the same shall have been with Costs a completely made or wrought up into perfect playing Cards, nor
until the Duties payable by Law for the Cards intended to be made, or which could be made therewith, shall be paid or secured, upon pain that all such Materials shall be forfeited and may be seized ; and any Person who shall remove or attempt to remove, or shall
cause or permit to be removed, or shall assist in the removing, any is such Materials, without such Consent as aforesaid, contrary to the
true Intent and Meaning of this Act, shall forfeit Double the Value thereof; and the Amount of such Treble and Double Values respectively shall be a Debt to His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, and shall be recoverable accordingly, with full Costs of Suit.
XII. And be it further enacted, That every Maker of Dice shall, Dice to be on the Completion of each and every Pair of Dice made by him brought to the fit for Sale, or for Use or Play, in the United Kingdom, bring the Stamp Office
and stamped. same to the Head Office of Stamps in London or Dublin respectively, for the Purpose of being stamped or marked with the Stamp or Mark provided to denote the Duties payable on Dice; and it Commissioners shall be lawful for the said Commissioners of Stamps, and they to enclose Dice are hereby required, to cause each and every such Pair of Dice in Wrappers,
and mark them. to be wrapped and enclosed, after the same shall have been duly stamped or marked, in a Paper Wrapper, marked with any Device or Mark provided for that Purpose, and fastened with a Thread or Seal, as the said Commissioners shall direct ; and that before or at the Time of the Delivery of any Dice so stamped or marked and wrapped and fastened as aforesaid, by any Officer of Stamps, to the Maker thereof, or to any Person on his Behalf, such Officer
of Stamps shall sign his Name on the Outside of such Wrapper (.*
enclosing such Dice; and it shall also be lawful for the said Names of