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Offline saro

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Re: Dutch bicycle tax tokens
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2013, 08:36:50 AM »
I am not at all a specialist  but it isn't "ruwiel" which is written but "Rij Wiel" = bicycle.

Formerly in France we had such tax plates to place under the handlebar of the bicycle till 1950..
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Re: Dutch bicycle tax tokens
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2013, 08:45:44 AM »
Yes you are right!  8) ...and that does make much more sense of it. I had been expecting bicycle.  ;D

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Re: Dutch bicycle tax tokens
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2013, 11:15:54 AM »
See this thread. BTW, the Transvaal tax token is not for a bicycle.

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Re: Dutch bicycle tax tokens
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2013, 12:03:39 PM »
Thank you, topic merged.

I don't cope with dutch translations very well and Google tells me Rij Wiel = drive wheel.
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Re: Dutch bicycle tax tokens
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2013, 12:09:07 PM »
Try rijwiel (one word) instead. It's an officious word. Normal people say fiets.

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Re: Dutch bicycle tax tokens
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2013, 08:55:52 AM »
This link (sorry in french but pictures are easy to translate  :D) to add a piece to the interesting informations given by Figleaf.
In France too, bicycle tax have been in use from 1893 till...1958 ! and were of similar aspect as those shown in this topic; after 2nd world war, the metal tokens were replaced by paper cards and I remember having one in my pocket ...

http://plaque.free.fr/f_v.html
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Re: Dutch bicycle tax tokens
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2013, 09:08:00 AM »
The server at plaque.free.fr is taking too long to respond.  :o  I shall have to try later.  :'(
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Re: Dutch bicycle tax tokens
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2013, 11:24:27 AM »
Great link! Added to the collection. Thank you.

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Re: Dutch bicycle tax tokens
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2013, 12:10:56 PM »
Still could not open from here,  ::) then I remembered a proxy server link that I have and by using this I got in instantly!  8)

At the bottom of that page there is a link to the Dutch bicycle tax tokens = http://www.rijwielbelasting.nl./ where I soon located my piece.  ;D
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