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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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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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Black and white photograph of US swimmer Olga Dorfner

Black and white photograph of US swimmer Olga Dorfner

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Philadelphia, United States of America
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Miss Olga Dorfner
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1917
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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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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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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 and white photograph of US swimmer Gertrude Ederle, New York, 1922

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

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

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

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Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Black and white autographed photographic postcard of a young girl called Lottie in a swim suit, Sydney, 1915

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Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1918
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Black and white photograph of two women swimmers at Tooowoomba, Queensland, 1911

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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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1911
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Black and white photograph of Randwick Junior Rugby Union Football Club, 2nd Grade Runners-Up, 1920

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Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Randwick Rugby Union Football Club
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1920
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Black and white photograph of US swimmer Charlotte Boyle, 1917

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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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Poster captioned 'Post a card for Easter. It's such an unexpected pleasure'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed 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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1920
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Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

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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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Black and white autographed photographic postcard of Australian swimmer Les Boardman

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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James C. Cruden
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1912
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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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White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Australia, inaugural flight, Boeing 707 Jet Service, Sydney-Honolulu, 29 July 1959, QANTAS Empire Airways'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Black and white photograph of Randwick District Rugby Union Football Club, 1st Grade, 1923

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Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Randwick Rugby Union Football Club
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1923
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Black and white autographed photographic postcard of Mary E, 1917

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Australia
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1917
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Black and white photograph of US swimmers and twins, Ruth and Eleanor Smith

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

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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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Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Four women swimmers

Four women swimmers

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Black and white photograph of Wally Meagher, Captain of the Waratahs Rugby Union Team, 1928

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New South Wales, Australia
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F W. Meagher
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1928
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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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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Autographed photograph of US swimmer Ethelda Bleibtrey, Toowoomba, Queensland

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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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C W. Callaghan
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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'

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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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Black and white photograph of women's swimming team, possibly Ella Smith, c.1920s

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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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England
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Salter Scales
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Poster captioned 'A 'phone call... takes the hurry out of not being close, do your speeding by 'phone'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1986

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1986

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1986
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Instructional leaflet

Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 3 - Pre-stamped envelopes...

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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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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Australia Post Historical collection
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Display cards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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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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Australian swimmers Fanny Durack and Mina Wylie with British swimmer Jennie Fletcher

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Australia
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Miss Sarah Frances 'Fanny' Durack
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1910
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Black and white photograph of US swimmer Duke Kahanamoku of Honolulu

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
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Duke Kahanamoku
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Black and white photograph of US swimmer Frances Cowells

Black and white photograph of US swimmer Frances Cowells

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San Francisco, California, United States of America
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Miss Frances Cowells
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1917
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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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Australia XIX Olympic Games Mexico 68 pennant

Australia XIX Olympic Games Mexico 68 pennant

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Pennants
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Mexico
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Australian Olympic Commitee
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1968
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Black and white photograph of US swimmer Lucy Freeman

Black and white photograph of US swimmer Lucy Freeman

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

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

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Salter Scales
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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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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

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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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Black and white photograph of Randwick Junior Rugby Union Football Club, 3rd Grade Premiers, 1920

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Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Randwick Rugby Union Football Club
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1920
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