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Square, glass inkstand

Square, glass inkstand

Justice Else-Mitchell collection no. 1
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Inkstands
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England
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Wedgwood & Bentley blue jasper medallion portrait of botanist, physician, zoologist and taxonomist Carolus Linnaeus

Wedgwood & Bentley blue jasper medallion portrait of botanis...

Wedgwood & Bentley Portrait Medallions collection
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Portrait medallions
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England
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Wedgwood
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1775
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Astonishing - finish fit for the Gods!

Astonishing - finish fit for the Gods!

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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England
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Charles 'Charlie' G. Macartney
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Rabone Chesterman No.1380 boxwood folding rule

Rabone Chesterman No.1380 boxwood folding rule

George Henry Taylor collection
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Folding rules
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England
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John Rabone & Son
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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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White china bowl

White china bowl

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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HOMEWARD.  AUSTRALIA

HOMEWARD. AUSTRALIA

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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England
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Raphael Tuck & Sons
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliamen...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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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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Bone china dinner plate printed with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms

Bone china dinner plate printed with the Commonwealth Parlia...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Dinner plates
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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Certificate

Certificate

EJ Tomaszewski collection
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Certificates
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London, England
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British Government
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1944
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Set of banjo shaped Chinese scales used for weighing gold and herbs

Set of banjo shaped Chinese scales used for weighing gold an...

Victorian Goldfields collection no. 1
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Beam balances
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Photograph of several members of the 1912 Australian Cricket team relaxing on the deck of the

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Nanette Ward collection
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Photographs
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England
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Edgar Richard Mayne
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1921
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White china dinner plate

White china dinner plate

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Dinner plates
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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George VI Coronation Medal 1937 to Sir Robert Menzies

George VI Coronation Medal 1937 to Sir Robert Menzies

RG Menzies collection
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Medals
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England
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King George VI
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1937
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Poster captioned 'Post a card for Easter. It's such an unexpected pleasure'

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

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Stag's Horn Reef North Queensland

Stag's Horn Reef North Queensland

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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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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Posters
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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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SS Southwark

SS Southwark

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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England
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Raphael Tuck & Sons
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1908
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Photograph folder of passengers on the way to England

Photograph folder of passengers on the way to England

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photograph folders
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England
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1961
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Postcard with photograph captioned Sydney. Sydney Harbour Bridge

Postcard with photograph captioned Sydney. Sydney Harbour Br...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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London, England
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Certificate

Certificate

EJ Tomaszewski collection
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Certificates
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London, England
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Mr Edward J. Tomaszewski
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1943
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Bone china dessert dish printed with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms

Bone china dessert dish printed with the Commonwealth Parlia...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Dessert dishes
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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The Choice

The Choice

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Alan Moir
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1999
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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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Posters
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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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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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Hauling Timber in north Coast NSW No. 21

Hauling Timber in north Coast NSW No. 21

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Convict love token for Abraham Lawley

Convict love token for Abraham Lawley

Convict Love Token collection no. 1
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Convict love tokens
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England
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1828
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Mount Wellington, from Newtown, Tasmania.

Mount Wellington, from Newtown, Tasmania.

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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England
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Morris Model FE Pye outside broadcast van used by ABC-TV Channel 2 ABN

Morris Model FE Pye outside broadcast van used by ABC-TV Cha...

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) collection no. 1
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Vans
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England
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British Motor Corporation - Morris
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1955
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Seated Staffordshire porcelain figurine of Captain James Cook

Seated Staffordshire porcelain figurine of Captain James Coo...

Staffordshire Figurine collection
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Human figures
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Alpha Factory
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1845
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Commemorative certificate from King George to the mother of 9956 Driver Alison Hope Oliver, AIF, who was killed in France

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Alison Hope Oliver collection
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Certificates
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London, England
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1922
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Cricket bat with the signatures of the Australian, English & South African cricket teams of the 1912 Triangular Test series held in England

Cricket bat with the signatures of the Australian, English &...

Nanette Ward collection
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Cricket bats
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