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Set of nine metal weights

Set of nine metal weights

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Weights
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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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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airmail, 1914-1964, 50th Anniversary Flight'

Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airm...

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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1964
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Instructional leaflet

Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 3 - Pre-stamped envelopes...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Australia, inaugural flight, Boeing 707 Jet Service, Sydney-Honolulu, 29 July 1959, QANTAS Empire Airways'

White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Aust...

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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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1959
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Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

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Wall telephones
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1936
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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1948
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Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

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White looseleaf cardboard page titled

White looseleaf cardboard page titled "Display hints"

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Instructional documents
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Rectangular enamelled metal sign

Rectangular enamelled metal sign "Post Office"

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Signs
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1980
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

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1980
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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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Nib pen

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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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 three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds of Australia ...'

Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a Post Office

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Bowls
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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1986

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1986

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1986
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Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 29"

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1982
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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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Set of brass scales attached to a black wooden base with fou...

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Beam balances
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Four-ounce weight

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Weights
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Four-ounce weight

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Two-ounce weight

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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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Nib pen

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London, England
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Perry & Co
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1959
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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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Rectangular aluminium sign with "Canberra City Postcode 2601...

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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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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Multi-coin attachment for public telephone

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Telephone accessories
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1966
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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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Instructions for the guidance of non-official Postmasters

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1940
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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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Half-ounce weight

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Metal nib

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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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One-ounce weight

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

Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new...

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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1959
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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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Rectangular brass plate with rounded edges and two screw hol...

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

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular pla...

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Set of four skeleton keys from cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Set of four skeleton keys from cylindrical red painted metal...

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

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1914
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Department of Defence
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1962
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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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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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Three-ounce weight

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Nib pen

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London, England
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1959
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Two Royal Mail brass keys for the stamp dispenser

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Keys
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1940
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Two-ounce weight

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Metal nib

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One-pound weight

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Instructions for the guidance of Postmasters respecting the ...

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Eight-ounce weight

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