Source: The Internet
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Comments from Frits Kleyn with many thanks to him
- This can be seen in the Egelantiersgracht 63-65 in Amsterdam and it dates from 1632. There are several more face brick or stone tablets showing a peregrine falcon or a Gyr falcon on old houses or buildings. Most of them are well documented and walking trips can be found on internet with themes. Most are from the 17th and 18th century and its purpose was like one now uses house numbers and postal codes to find the address you want. Website for Amsterdam is: https://www.gevelstenenvanamsterdam.nl/ . Similar stones can be found in other towns in the Netherlands like Harlem, The Hague, Gouda and many other places. It would be worthwhile to write a book with all these objects shown in the Netherlands as probably 80% are already well documented on internet.
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