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Spoiled Stamps

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SPOILED STAMPS. In mating a claim for allowance of spoiled or useless stamps the following statutory declaration must be filled up and signed by the applicant : I of do solemnly and sincerely declare that the several stamps hereinafter specified and described, that is to say, are the property of and were purchased by or for use, and that paid the full amount or value thereof ; And with regard to the stamps impressed on material not written upon, and the adhesive revenue and fee stamps unattached to material, I declare that the same have been inadvertently and undesignedly spoiled or rendered unfit for use in consequence of And with regard to such other of the material on which the said stamps are im pressed or to which adhesive stamps are attached as is written upon, I say that the same has been inadvertently and unde signedly spoiled, or is become useless ; and that the writing thereon has not been signed by any party or otherwise completed as a legal instrument, and has not had any operation or effect whatsoever.

And with regard to the adhesive fee stamps which have been removed from material, I declare that they have been so removed by the Court or other official whose certificate is annexed.

And with regard to the postage stamps on material, I declare that the same have not passed through the post, or been used in any way whatever, but have been inadvertently and undesignedly spoiled, rendered unfit for use, or are not required, in consequence of And with regard to the adhesive postage stamps, I declare that the same have not passed through the post, or been used in any way whatever, but have been inadvertently and undesignedly spoiled, or rendered unfit for use in consequence of And with regard to the instruments which have been signed, I say that the same became void in consequence of And with regard to the instruments which have been signed, the duplicates or instru ments in lieu of which are now produced and exhibited duly stamped, I say that the same were spoiled in consequence of and that the same were bond fide prepared and signed for the purpose of carrying into effect the transaction appearing upon the face thereof, between the parties and upon the terms and conditions therein set forth, that no legal proceeding has been com menced in which the instruments could or would have been given or offered in evidence and that the same were so signed within two years from the date hereof.

And with regard to any bill of exchange or promissory note which from a'ny omission or error has been spoiled or rendered useless, although the same, being a bill of exchange may have been accepted or indorsed, or being a promissory note may have been delivered to the payee, I declare that another completed and duly stamped bill of exchange or promissory note (which I now produce) identical in every particular except in the correction of the error or omission in the spoilt bill or note has been executed in lieu thereof.

And with regard to the bills of exchange and promissory notes, other than those mentioned above, I declare that the answers to the following questions are true :— Have the bills or notes been sold, or have ad vances or credit been obtained on them ? What has become of the unstamped parts of any of the bills above mentioned which have been drawn in sets ? What use has been made of any such un stamped parts ? And I further say that have not been reimbursed or paid the value of the said stamps or any part thereof, by any other person or persons ; and that if the value thereof shall be allowed by the Com missioners of Inland Revenue, I will not ask or receive any compensation for the same, or any part thereof, from any other person or persons, or charge the same, or any part thereof, in account or otherwise, to any other person or persons either generally or particularly, so as to be again paid or compensated for the same, or any part thereof, directly or indirectly in any manner whatsoever.

And I further say that all the said stamps have been spoiled or become useless within the period of two years preceding the dale hereof : and that the application made by me for an4 allowance for the value of the said stamps is without any fraudulent intention or collusion whatsoever.

And I make this solemn declaration con scientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of the Statutory Declarations Act. 1835.

* The applicant must sign on this line.

N.B.—In cases where the declaration is made by an agent of the principal or firm, the person authorised should be in a position to give full information as to the facts of the transaction. Any neglect of this regulation will probably lead to delay in the settlement of the claim.

The claim for allowance must be lodged at the Spoiled Stamp Office, Somerset House, and in the case of country bankers (more than ten miles from London) the claim must be made through an agent in London.

When an allowance is granted, stamps of equal amount may be obtained, or cash, less a discount, may be accepted.