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Nib pen

Nib pen

Australia Post Historical collection
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London, England
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Perry & Co
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1959
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Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from disruption by vandals, Adopt a public telephone near your home...'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Instructional leaflet

Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 29 - Pre-Stamped Postcard...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1982
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Lizard brand ink bottle

Lizard brand ink bottle

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Ink bottles
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joplin Manufacturing Co
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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1988
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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

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Inkstands
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Black plastic wall telephone

Black plastic wall telephone

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Wall telephones
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1945
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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

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Signs
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Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern on the underside

Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern o...

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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

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Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail bags

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Salter Scales
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post Historical collection
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1994
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Poster titled 'School Project Sheet No.1, 'Communications : the telephone'

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Colour display card, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre-stamped postcards to get your message moving, $2.50 a pack of six'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Display cards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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Red metal pillar box with an arched top

Red metal pillar box with an arched top

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Postboxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1912
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Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air Mail'

Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air M...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1929
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Varnished cedar cabinet in two sections, made for the GPO Sy...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1873
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Three-ounce weight

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Set of brass scales attached to a black wooden base with fou...

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Beam balances
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Two-ounce weight

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Two Royal Mail brass keys for the stamp dispenser

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Keys
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Postmaster General's Department
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1940
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Set of four skeleton keys from cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

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Sodeco SL11 red painted metal stamp dispenser

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Postal equipment
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Societe des Computeurs de Geneva
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1970
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Two-ounce weight

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Beige and brown rectangular postage stamp dispenser with a g...

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Postal equipment
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Postmaster General's Department
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1940
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Rectangular aluminium sign with "Canberra City Postcode 2601...

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

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Postboxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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1920
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Half-ounce weight

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Rectangular aluminium sign with a wooden backing and "Canber...

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eight-ounce weight

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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1873
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Beige and brown rectangular postage stamp dispenser with a g...

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Postal equipment
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1941
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"Agent for Commonwealth Savings Bank"

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New South Wales, Australia
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Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia
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One-pound weight

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Handbook of instructions for the guidance of Postmasters in the payment of age and invalid pensions...

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Commonwealth of Australia Repatriation Commission
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1945
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Four-ounce weight

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Instructions for the guidance of Allowance Postmasters at no...

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1914
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Nib pen

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Pens
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London, England
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Perry & Co
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1959
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Handbook of instructions for the guidance of Postmasters in ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Department of Defence
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1962
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Metal nib

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Nibs
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1959
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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people o...

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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 29"

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1982
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One-ounce weight

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Rectangular brass plate with rounded edges and two screw hol...

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Four-ounce weight

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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Instructions for the guidance of Postmasters respecting the ...

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Commonwealth of Australia Repatriation Commission
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1945
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Instructions for the guidance of non-official Postmasters

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Varnished dark wooden writing desk with sloping top

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1874
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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1959
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Nib pen

Australia Post Historical collection
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London, England
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Perry & Co
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Varnished cedar writing desk, bought expressly for the GPO S...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Alex W Norton, Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer and Commission Agent
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1873
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Multi-coin attachment for public telephone

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Telephone accessories
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1966
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Australia Post Historical collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1873
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Metal nib

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Nibs
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Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular pla...

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Balances
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