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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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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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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 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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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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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

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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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Instructional leaflet

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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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Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs at each end representing a kookaburra's nest

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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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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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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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Rectangular red wooden post box with a sloped top, for newspapers and packets

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New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1939
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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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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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Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers on mail'

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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'

Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air m...

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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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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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Set of nine metal weights

Set of nine metal weights

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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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Rectangular enamelled metal sign

Rectangular enamelled metal sign "Post Office"

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Signs
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1980
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Poster titled 'Be a champ stamp stamper - Don't let any stamp give you the slip! - Make a good impression

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Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance...

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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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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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Nib pen

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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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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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Metal nib

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

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Instruction books
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Commonwealth of Australia Repatriation Commission
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1945
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One-pound 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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Postmaster General's Department
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1873
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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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1873
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Two-ounce weight

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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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Eight-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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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rectangular brass plate with rounded edges and two screw hol...

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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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One-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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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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Metal nib

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Nibs
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1959
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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital ...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1959
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Beige and brown rectangular postage stamp dispenser with a g...

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Postal equipment
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1940
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Handbook of instructions for the guidance of Postmasters in ...

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Department of Defence
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1962
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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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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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Keys
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Half-ounce weight

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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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