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The Alkmaar Weigh House is one of the few remaining weigh houses still in use. These public buildings were generally built prior to 1800, and were utilized in the weighing of goods in order to determine the tax levy to be implemented, thus they were often erected in or near town centers. Between 1550 and 1690, those accused of witchcraft were brought to weigh houses and subjected to a "witch test." If the person was found to be lighter than a set weight they were determined to be a witch. These houses were common in Germany, Poland and the Netherlands.
This 83+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
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