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Tollhouse at the road to Huizen through Blaricum (early 20th century)
Netherlands, Blaricum, July 2011

The notice board above the door draw our attention and awoke nostalgic feelings. In the largest size it is possible to read the text on the notice board. For non-Dutch FT-ers I will try to translate part of it.

TOLL CHARGES at the road to HUIZEN through BLARICUM
At arrival at the toll-bar one has to pay:

For each horse, mule or donkey 5 cent
For each cow or donkey 1.5 cent
For each calf, sheep or pig 1 cent
For a flock of at least 50 sheep or pigs 50 cent

For each vehicle moving by mechanical power per wheel 2.5 cent

Notice the contradiction in the first two tariff lines!
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Sep 08 2011 09:58 GMT marioalbertina
Sign of the time that the merchandise was traveling with four-legged! :)
Sep 08 2011 12:25 GMT Annamaria
Great find, Peter! What prices...so funny to read...;-)
Sep 08 2011 12:42 GMT senna3
The good old times Mario!
Sep 08 2011 12:57 GMT senna3
Anna-Maria, I was surprised that bikes are not mentioned in the list!
Sep 08 2011 13:59 GMT wijnie58
Yes The good old times. I like it.
Sep 08 2011 14:09 GMT senna3
Thank you Wijnie.
Sep 08 2011 15:53 GMT Donjames
Made me smile...thanks
Sep 08 2011 15:58 GMT Annamaria
You are right! I didn't noticed that... I did see that donkey's are on the list twice... maybe difference between male and female...;-)
Sep 09 2011 13:43 GMT senna3
Thank you Don.