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Straits Settlements 1893 3¢ Revenue on Invoice/Receipt
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GENERAL INFORMATION
State
Singapore
Country
Straits Settlements
Type
Stamp (Single)
Class
Revenue Stamp
Front Inscription
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS REVENUE 3 CENTS
Face Value
3 ¢
Printer
De La Rue & Co, Limited (UK)
Printing Method
Typography
Gum
Gum
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Used No Postmark - Very Fine
CATALOG INFORMATION
21
British Commonwealth Revenues (John Barefoot)
R18
Standard Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei
Straits Settlements 1893 3¢ Revenue on Invoice/Receipt
Straits Settlements 3¢ Revenue on Invoice/Receipt

Revenue Stamp

STRAITS SETTLEMENTS
REVENUE
3 CENTS

Size: 22 x 33 mm.

Issued in 1882
Perforation 13½
Watermark Crown CA

Document

Paper size: 202 x 240 mm (20.2 x 24.0 cm)

Watermark,

Fairfield
SUPER QUALI

Document dated 28-10-1893 for invoicing $13.25 for 8 transactions that took place from 04-10-1893 until 28-10-1893.

October 4     ½   hind quarter of mutton       1.37½
October 7     ½   hind quarter of mutton       1.37½
October 9     1    saddle of mutton                  2.75
October 11   ½   fore quarter of mutton        0.87½
October 14   ½   hind quarter of mutton        1.37½
October 18   ½   hind quarter of mutton        1.37½
October 23   1    saddle quarter of mutton   2.75
October 28   1    leg of mutton                         1.37½

It was invoiced to Mr Gatty having an address at Denkenbr (?) in Singapore. 

Notice the Dollar Sign used at time, with double vertical lines.

The revenue stamp was hand-cancelled dated 30-10-1893.

Gatty

Could Mr Gatty, the buyer be Sir Stephen Herbert Gatty?

In February 1893 Sir Stephen Herbert Gatty was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court. He was born in 1849, the son of the Rev. Alfred Gatty, Vicar of Ecclesfield, York, and sub-Dean of York Cathedral ; he is thus a brother of Sir Alfred Scott Gatty, the Garter King at Arms. He was a Scholar of Winchester and New College, Oxford, was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple in 1874, and went the North-Eastern Circuit. In 1883 he was appointed Attorney-General of the Leeward Islands, and from 1885 to 1892 of Trinidad, where he received a Colonial Patent as Queen's Counsel in 1891. He was in the Straits only a short time, being appointed Chief Justice of Gibraltar in 1895, and being knighted in 1904. Mr. Justice Gatty is best remembered here as being the only Judge we have ever had who participated in amateur theatricals and sang a good comic song at a smoking concert.



Notes:
1. Gratitute to the previous owner, Mr Goodman, for the transcription text. It was really helpful as I was not able to read the name, and some of the related transactions.
2. Address is still unknown.
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