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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the cent...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkstands
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Poster captioned 'A 'phone call... takes the hurry out of not being close, do your speeding by 'phone'

Poster captioned 'A 'phone call... takes the hurry out of no...

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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

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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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1959
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Australia Post colour poster titled

Australia Post colour poster titled "Send your love home S.A...

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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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Poster titled 'School Project Sheet No.1, 'Communications : the telephone'

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

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Spring balances
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Salter Scales
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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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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and "EIIR" in gold le...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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Set of nine metal weights

Set of nine metal weights

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Weights
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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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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the cent...

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Inkstands
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Box for Postmaster's Display Kit 29

Box for Postmaster's Display Kit 29

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Display boxes
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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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Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers on mail'

Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers o...

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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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Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

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1988
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Roneo Neopost Model 105 Postal Franking Machine No.RNX 3029

Roneo Neopost Model 105 Postal Franking Machine No.RNX 3029

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Franking machines
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Richmond, Surrey, England
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Roneo Neopost Ltd
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1969
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Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern on the underside

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Inkwells
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history and development'

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

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1981
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Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spelling

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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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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Poster captioned 'Post a card for Easter. It's such an unexpected pleasure'

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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

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Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured fragments of gum arabic

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

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Australia
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Australia Post
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1964
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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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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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Colour display card illustrated with a kookaburra, titled, 'Pre-stamped envelopes. All they need is an address...'

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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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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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1980
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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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England
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1936
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

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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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Poster captioned 'Remember her on Mother's Day. She remembers you. Post a card for May 13'

Poster captioned 'Remember her on Mother's Day. She remember...

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

Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23...

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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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Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spelling

Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spe...

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Transfers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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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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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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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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Mobiles
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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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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

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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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"Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia"

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New South Wales, Australia
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Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia
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1913
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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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New South Wales Postal Service red painted metal pillar box with an arched top

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Postboxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Triggs, Marr & Taylor, Sydney
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1875
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Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

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

Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1948
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Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a Post Office

Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a...

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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

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1994
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Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distanc...

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

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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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Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

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P.M.G. Salter's spring balance, used to weigh large letters and small parcels

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Spring balances
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Salter Scales
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Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history and development'

Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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Poster titled 'Be a champ stamp stamper - Don't let any stamp give you the slip! - Make a good impression

Poster titled 'Be a champ stamp stamper - Don't let any stam...

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Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

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Display boxes
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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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