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Nib pen

Nib pen

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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"Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia"

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Black and white photograph of US swimmer Lucy Freeman

Black and white photograph of US swimmer Lucy Freeman

National Sports Information Centre collection
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New York, United States of America
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Miss Lucy Freeman
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1917
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Ansonia Parisian parlour clock with an ornate wood and glass case

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Doris Grattan collection
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Shelf clocks
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New York, United States of America
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Ansonia Clock Company
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1879
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VICKS VapoRub - Rub Colds Away! Get a Jar Today!

VICKS VapoRub - Rub Colds Away! Get a Jar Today!

Bothwell Museum collection
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Advertising signs
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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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Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 25 November 1876

Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 25 November 1876

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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New York, United States of America
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1876
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Letter to Mr R C Davey, Chief Finance Officer, New York, from Jim Coleman of J B Young, mentioning an earlier letter sent to Mr H C Menzies

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J B Young Ltd collection
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Business letters
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New York, United States of America
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J A. Colman
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1965
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Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 19 November 1876

Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 19 November 1876

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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New York, United States of America
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1876
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Remington Standard No.10 typewriter

Remington Standard No.10 typewriter

Ray Harding collection
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Typewriters
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New York, United States of America
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Remington
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1924
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Film pack adaptor

Film pack adaptor

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Photographic equipment
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New York, United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1903
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Lubra-Kate brand oil can

Lubra-Kate brand oil can

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 17
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Oil cans
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New York, United States of America
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Fiske Bros Refining Co
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured fragments of gum arabic

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Jars
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Letter from Maurice Horn, 1977

Letter from Maurice Horn, 1977

Vane Lindesay collection no. 1
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Letters
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New York, United States of America
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Maurice Horn
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1977
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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1994
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Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history and development'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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Poster captioned 'Remember her on Mother's Day. She remembers you. Post a card for May 13'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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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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Envelope and letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 4 August 1879

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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New York, United States of America
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1879
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Envelope and letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 23 December 1883

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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New York, United States of America
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1883
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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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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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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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Black and white photograph of US swimmer Gertrude Ederle, New York, 1922

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National Sports Information Centre collection
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New York, United States of America
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Miss Gertrude Ederle
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1922
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Envelope, letter and timetable sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 9 December 1883

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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New York, United States of America
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1883
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Premo 1/4 plate black box-like camera with box

Premo 1/4 plate black box-like camera with box

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Cameras
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New York, United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1913
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Letter from Maurice Horn, discussing illustrations for the book he is editing titled

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Vane Lindesay collection no. 1
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Letters
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New York, United States of America
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Maurice Horn
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1977
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Envelope and letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 8 February 1879

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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New York, United States of America
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1879
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Red metal post box on four legs

Red metal post box on four legs

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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1930
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Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Letter from Maurice Horn informing Vane Lindesay, 1976

Letter from Maurice Horn informing Vane Lindesay, 1976

Vane Lindesay collection no. 1
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Letters
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New York, United States of America
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Maurice Horn
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1976
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Black and white photograph of US swimmer Charlotte Boyle, 1917

Black and white photograph of US swimmer Charlotte Boyle, 19...

National Sports Information Centre collection
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New York, United States of America
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Miss Charlotte Boyle
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1917
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Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 15 October 1876

Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 15 October 1876

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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New York, United States of America
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1876
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Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 8 January 1884

Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 8 January 1884

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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New York, United States of America
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1884
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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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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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Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Black and white photograph of US swimmers and twins, Ruth and Eleanor Smith

Black and white photograph of US swimmers and twins, Ruth an...

National Sports Information Centre collection
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Photographs
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Ohio, United States of America
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Miss Ruth Smith
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1918
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Reproduction mutoscope reel titled 'Earthquake'

Reproduction mutoscope reel titled 'Earthquake'

Mike Munves Corporation collection
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Mutoscope reels
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New York, United States of America
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Mike Munves Corporation
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1986
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'WOODLEIGH SHORTHORNS, COROWA, Lintrathen Border Leicsters, W.J.A. DAVIS & SONS COROWA Ph. (060) 324119 or 324144'

'WOODLEIGH SHORTHORNS, COROWA, Lintrathen Border Leicsters, ...

Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud collection
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Advertising signs
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Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 28 Decemberr 1876

Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 28 Decemberr 1876

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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New York, United States of America
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1876
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Jungle Gym presented to Ainslie Primary School by Prime Minister James Scullin in 1930

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Ainslie Primary School collection no. 1
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Recreational equipment
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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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Jungle Gym Inc
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1923
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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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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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Photograph of the Australian Cricket team

Photograph of the Australian Cricket team

Nanette Ward collection
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Photographs
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
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Narrow white cardboard box containing 15 paper items

Narrow white cardboard box containing 15 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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1982
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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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