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New South Wales Postal Service red painted metal pillar box with an arched top

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Australia Post Historical collection
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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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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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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air mail covers re-enactment flight first official air mail Australia - New Zealand 1934-1984...11th April 1984'

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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Red metal post box on four legs

Red metal post box on four legs

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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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1930
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Red metal pillar box with arched top

Red metal pillar box with arched top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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W Taylor Paragon Foundry Pyrmont
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1912
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Black metal desk telephone with a winding handle

Black metal desk telephone with a winding handle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Telephones
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United States of America
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Telephone and Radio Corporation
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1948
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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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"Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia"

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Advertising signs
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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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Red metal pillar box with an arched top

Red metal pillar box with an arched top

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

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Postboxes
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Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1870
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Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

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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Postmaster General's Department
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1920
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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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England
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Salter Scales
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Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured fragments of gum arabic

Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured ...

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

Roneo Neopost Model 105 Postal Franking Machine No.RNX 3029

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

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

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Spring balances
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Salter Scales
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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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Set of nine metal weights

Set of nine metal weights

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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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Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air Mail'

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

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

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Chairs
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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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One-ounce weight

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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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Postmaster General's Department
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1920
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Two-ounce weight

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Handbook of instructions for the guidance of Postmasters in ...

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Instruction books
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Department of Defence
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1962
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Two-ounce weight

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

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Three-ounce weight

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Varnished cedar writing desk, bought expressly for the GPO S...

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Writing desks
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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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Metal nib

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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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Postmaster General's Department
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1873
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Eight-ounce weight

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One-pound weight

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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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Four-ounce weight

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

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Chairs
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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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1959
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Four-ounce weight

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

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postal equipment
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Postmaster General's Department
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1941
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Sodeco SL11 red painted metal stamp dispenser

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Beige and brown rectangular postage stamp dispenser with a g...

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Postmaster General's Department
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1940
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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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Set of brass scales attached to a black wooden base with fou...

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Beam balances
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Half-ounce weight

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