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French bicycle tax tokens
« on: August 15, 2015, 03:23:54 AM »
A French bicycle token acquired: Ministry of Finance 1935, brass 54.6 X 29.1mm. Since 1911, the plaque was brass in odd years and white metal even years.

By a ministerial decree of 30 December 1958 the French tax on bicycles was permanently abandoned.

See also here

And Dutch bicycle tax tokens
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Re: French bicycle tax tokens
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2015, 09:43:34 AM »
Very nice specimen, Malcolm. You don't see them often, even in France.

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Re: French bicycle tax tokens
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2015, 12:55:05 PM »
I think perhaps an unissued remainder.
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Re: French bicycle tax tokens
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2015, 09:08:11 AM »
Here is another, this time an aluminium one from the following year 1936 54.6 X 29.1mm Ministry of Finance
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Re: French bicycle tax tokens
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2015, 09:36:33 AM »
Lovely sharp detail. Looks unused too Malcolm. Great catch.

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Re: French bicycle tax tokens
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2017, 09:44:14 AM »
A couple more for you, 1923 (the earliest I've found so far) & 1941.
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Re: French bicycle tax tokens
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2017, 11:21:48 AM »
I don't recall seeing Marianne with cow horns before? ??? should be a phrygian cap
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Re: French bicycle tax tokens
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2017, 11:57:48 AM »
Mercury methinks.  Patron god of financial gain & commerce apparently.
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Re: French bicycle tax tokens
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2017, 12:17:54 PM »
Forgot these, 1938 & 1940.
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Re: French bicycle tax tokens
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2017, 01:03:37 PM »
Mercury methinks.  Patron god of financial gain & commerce apparently.

I think putting Marianne on anything official in 1941 would have caused a stir and gained the unwanted attention of the occupation authorities.

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Re: French bicycle tax tokens
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2017, 01:07:24 PM »
All the others seem to have Mercury though, as part of the Finance Ministry seal, so I don't think there was any change.

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Re: French bicycle tax tokens
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2017, 07:39:43 PM »
Here is an interesting and very scarce french bicycle token : It demonstrates that, inside the french administration, it was necessary to pay legal taxes from one entity ( Roads survey ) to the other ( Finances Ministry ).
This token was intalled in 1900 on a bicycle used by Mr Dubosclard, who was a civil servant in charge of survey of road repairs ( in french : "agent voyer " ) in La Mure which is a small town near from Grenoble and Lyon. Look at " SERVICE PUBLIC " at the bottom which shows clearly that this token was dedicated to civil servants use.

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Re: French bicycle tax tokens
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2017, 08:53:18 PM »
That piece is a delight  8)
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Re: French bicycle tax tokens
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2017, 10:41:09 PM »
Great one, maxmissy! In the Netherlands, only diplomats were exempt of the bicycle tax. I suppose not many went around The Hague by bike, but I got a Dutch diplomatic bike token, so I have some idea of how difficult to get they are.

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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2017, 06:34:14 PM »
Some more  ;D
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