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Woodwork plane component

Woodwork plane component

Ron Bell collection
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Planes
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Club

Club

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Box of metal components and accessories for projector

Box of metal components and accessories for projector

Ron Bell collection
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Projector components
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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

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

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Rectangular red wooden post box with a sloped top, for newspapers and packets

Rectangular red wooden post box with a sloped top, for newsp...

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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1939
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Lizard brand ink bottle

Lizard brand ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Metal tong

Metal tong

Ron Bell collection
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Tongs
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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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Posters
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Ron Bell collection
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Film can lid

Film can lid

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Rectangular aluminium sign with

Rectangular aluminium sign with "Canberra City Postcode 2601...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Australia Post colour poster titled

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

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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1978
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Metal Auger

Metal Auger

Ron Bell collection
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Twist augers
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Spanner

Spanner

Ron Bell collection
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Wrenches
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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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Club

Club

Ron Bell collection
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Clubs
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Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia
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Film spool

Film spool

Ron Bell collection
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Left Shoe last

Left Shoe last

Ron Bell collection
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Woodwork plane component

Woodwork plane component

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

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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The South British Insurance Company Limited

The South British Insurance Company Limited

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

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Salter Scales
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Film spool

Film spool

Ron Bell collection
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Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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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...

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Record titled CENTURY THEATRE DUBBO G. BUNYAN

Record titled CENTURY THEATRE DUBBO G. BUNYAN

Ron Bell collection
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Right Shoe last

Right Shoe last

Ron Bell collection
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Shoe lasts
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Metal Auger

Metal Auger

Ron Bell collection
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Twist augers
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Club

Club

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Not provided
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1985
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Sign advertising Pelaco brand shirts, collars and pyjamas, with the slogan

Sign advertising Pelaco brand shirts, collars and pyjamas, w...

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 21
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Pelaco International Pty Ltd
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Electric Fence Charger

Electric Fence Charger

Ron Bell collection
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Electrical equipment
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Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air Mail'

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

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1929
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Metal tong

Metal tong

Ron Bell collection
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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...

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Black plastic wall telephone

Black plastic wall telephone

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Narrow red cardboard box containing seven paper items

Narrow red cardboard box containing seven paper items

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Metal Auger with wood handle

Metal Auger with wood handle

Ron Bell collection
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Live today. Buy beautiful things for your home now! Credit arranged through Youngs own finance

Live today. Buy beautiful things for your home now! Credit a...

J B Young Ltd collection
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Advertising signs
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Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers on mail'

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

Australia Post Historical collection
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Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Australia Post Historical collection
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Wall telephones
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England
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1936
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Spanner

Spanner

Ron Bell collection
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Wrenches
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Woodwork plane handle

Woodwork plane handle

Ron Bell collection
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Planes
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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...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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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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Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern on the underside

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

Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkwells
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Set of nine metal weights

Set of nine metal weights

Australia Post Historical collection
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Weights
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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...

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Stone knife

Stone knife

Ron Bell collection
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Knives
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Rectangular aluminium sign with a wooden backing and

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

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Metal Auger

Metal Auger

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

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

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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1948
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Club

Club

Ron Bell collection
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Clubs
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White looseleaf cardboard page titled

White looseleaf cardboard page titled "Display hints"

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Metal Auger with wood handle

Metal Auger with wood handle

Ron Bell collection
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Emu feathers

Emu feathers

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Samples
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Film spool

Film spool

Ron Bell collection
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Woodwork plane

Woodwork plane

Ron Bell collection
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Planes
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Shoe Last

Shoe Last

Ron Bell collection
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Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spelling

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

Australia Post Historical collection
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Transfers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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