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Duty on glass early 19th century England

I'm having difficulty finding out how it was shown that duty had been paid. For most commodities, a paper stamp, bought in advance, was affixed, but what was done for glass items? I do know that it was payable according to the weight, which made small ornate items more profitable than larger plainer ones, but need to know how anyone could tell that duty had actually been paid.

Terms searched on: variations on glass, tax, stamp duty, glass duties act. A lot of information on what was taxed when, but nothing on this practical side of it.
Tags: 1800s (no decades given), uk: history (misc), ~glass
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