Dutch bicycle tax tokens

Started by Figleaf, February 28, 2010, 05:09:50 PM

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saro

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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malj1

Yes you are right!  8) ...and that does make much more sense of it. I had been expecting bicycle.  ;D

Thank you.
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

Figleaf

See this thread. BTW, the Transvaal tax token is not for a bicycle.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

malj1

Thank you, topic merged.

I don't cope with dutch translations very well and Google tells me Rij Wiel = drive wheel.
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

Figleaf

Try rijwiel (one word) instead. It's an officious word. Normal people say fiets.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

saro

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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malj1

The server at plaque.free.fr is taking too long to respond.  :o  I shall have to try later.  :'(
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

Figleaf

Great link! Added to the collection. Thank you.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

malj1

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
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.