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

Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distanc...

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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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

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Inkstands
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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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Nib pen

Nib pen

Australia Post Historical collection
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London, England
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Perry & Co
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1959
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The Age Centenary Test Lift Out Friday

The Age Centenary Test Lift Out Friday

Terence Lane collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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The Melbourne Age
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1977
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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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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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Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1981
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Black and white photograph of US swimmer Duke Kahanamoku of Honolulu

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National Sports Information Centre collection
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Photographs
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
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Duke Kahanamoku
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'Life. Be in it' Come 'n Try Gardening poster

'Life. Be in it' Come 'n Try Gardening poster

Ivy Lovric collection
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Alex Stitt Mr
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1988
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New South Wales Postal Service cylindrical red cast iron post box

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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, Sydney
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1870
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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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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 Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post Historical collection
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1980
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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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Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Ink bottles
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Poster captioned 'A 'phone call... takes the hurry out of not being close, do your speeding by 'phone'

Poster captioned 'A 'phone call... takes the hurry out of no...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Life. Be in it poster: Every little bit helps!

Life. Be in it poster: Every little bit helps!

Alex and Paddy Stitt collection
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"Agent for Commonwealth Savings Bank"

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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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

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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Bill poster. The Weekend Australian.

Bill poster. The Weekend Australian. "No Dam What it Means"

Bob Brown collection no. 1
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Franklin River, Tasmania, Australia
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High Court of Australia
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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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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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Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail bags

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Spring balances
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Salter Scales
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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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Malvern Star the Cycle of Opperman

Malvern Star the Cycle of Opperman

Malvern Star collection
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United Kingdom
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Sir Hubert F. Opperman
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1934
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Daily Mirror - Woman's Amazing Discovery - Wires, Plates in Head, 1987

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Robbie Swan collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Daily Mirror (Australia)
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1987
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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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Gifts That Last War Saving Certificates

Gifts That Last War Saving Certificates

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 11
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Advertising posters
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Australia
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War Loans and National Savings Campaigns
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1939
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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post Historical collection
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1980
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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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Poster advertising Regular Milk Australia's first 200 years on one litre whole milk cartons

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ACT Milk Authority collection
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Advertising posters
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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ACT Milk Authority
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1987
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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airmail, 1914-1964, 50th Anniversary Flight'

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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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Poster advertising a boxing match between Graeme Brooke and Rex Cannon, Melbourne Town Hall

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 17
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Graeme Brooke
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1970
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Instructional leaflet

Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 29 - Pre-Stamped Postcard...

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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1982
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Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds of Australia ...'

Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds...

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a Post Office

Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bowls
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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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Boxing match advertising poster between Tony Mundine and Maile Haumona

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 17
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Lionel Rose
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1977
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On To Victory Buy 5 - National Savings Stamps

On To Victory Buy 5 - National Savings Stamps

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 11
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Advertising posters
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Australia
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War Loans and National Savings Campaigns
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1939
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The Sydney Morning Herald - What Men Are For, 1991

The Sydney Morning Herald - What Men Are For, 1991

Robbie Swan collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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1991
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Pen nib

Pen nib

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Nibs
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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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Poster advertising the Adaminaby Young Anglican Association Grand Ball, 17 October 1950

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Snowy Scheme - Joe Gordon collection
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Cooma, New South Wales, Australia
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Young Anglican Association
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1950
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Smith's Weekly - Exclusive, Pankhurst Completes Thrilling Voyage Over 2000 Miles in 16 Foot Launch, 1936

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Robbie Swan collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Smith's Weekly
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1936
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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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Boxing match advertising poster between Guiseppe Agate and Lionel Rose, 13 November 1975

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 17
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Lionel Rose
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1975
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The Daily Telegraph - Church Lashes Suicide Couple, 1986

The Daily Telegraph - Church Lashes Suicide Couple, 1986

Robbie Swan collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Daily Telegraph (Australia)
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1986
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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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Life. Be in it poster

Life. Be in it poster

Alex and Paddy Stitt collection
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Advertising posters
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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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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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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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1959
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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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Get Ready for the First Victory Loan Make an Advance Subscription Now

Get Ready for the First Victory Loan Make an Advance Subscri...

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 11
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Advertising posters
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Australia
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War Loans and National Savings Campaigns
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1944
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See the better farming train

See the better farming train

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 6
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Advertising posters
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1935
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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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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

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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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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Postmaster General's Department
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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 ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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