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Sepia photograph of the Australian Cricket team taken at Southend Ground, England 1921

Sepia photograph of the Australian Cricket team taken at Sou...

Nanette Ward collection
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Photographs
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England
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1921
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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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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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Colour display card, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre-stamped postcards to get your message moving, $2.50 a pack of six'

Colour display card, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre...

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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Colour display card illustrated with a kookaburra, titled, 'Pre-stamped envelopes. All they need is an address...'

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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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1978
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Bone china coffee cup and saucer with a coloured Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Cups and saucers
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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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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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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Snapshots of the tour of the Fifteenth Australian Eleven in England and South Africa, Season 1921

Snapshots of the tour of the Fifteenth Australian Eleven in ...

Nanette Ward collection
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Photograph albums
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England
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Kodak Ltd
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1921
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S.W.W.C.A. 1934 England Visit Australia

S.W.W.C.A. 1934 England Visit Australia

Ruby Lee collection
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Notes
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England
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Elizabeth 'Betty' A. Snowball
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First day cover celebrating the centennary of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Thursday Island

First day cover celebrating the centennary of Our Lady of th...

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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First day envelopes
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Bone china teacup and saucer with a coloured Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms insignia

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Cups and saucers
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England
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Wedgwood
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1988
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Carpenter's boxwood and brass folding rule

Carpenter's boxwood and brass folding rule

George and Mary Weir collection
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Folding rules
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England
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John Rabone & Son
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1949
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HAULING A LOG.  AUSTRALIA

HAULING A LOG. 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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Black top hat

Black top hat

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Top hats
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England
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British Pattern 1842 .75 smooth bore percussion musket used by the 12th Foot (East Suffolk Regiment)

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Neville Locker collection
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Muskets
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Tower of London [Armouries]
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1848
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The Billy Book Hughes Abroad

The Billy Book Hughes Abroad

Eveline Coulter collection
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Books
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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NSW Bookstall Co Ltd
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1918
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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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Two bowls

Two bowls

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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Bone china saucer with a coloured Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms insignia

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Saucers
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Wedgwood
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1988
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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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Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history and development'

Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history...

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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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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Photographic postcards
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London, England
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Certificate - Beauty course diploma

Certificate - Beauty course diploma

Bette McLean collection
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Certificates
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England
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Mrs Elizabeth D. Gordon
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1967
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Bone china teacup and saucer with a coloured Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms insignia

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Cups and saucers
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Wedgwood
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1988
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The Beginning of the Thaw, Snowy River, Kosciusko, NSW No. 25

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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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Mt Bogong, Victoria No. 34

Mt Bogong, Victoria No. 34

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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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1926

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1926

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Scrapbooks
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Saxony, England
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Durrants, London
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1920
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Plane table frame used by Captain James Cook

Plane table frame used by Captain James Cook

Captain Cook Plane Table Frame collection
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Surveying equipment
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England
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Captain James Cook
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1768
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Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Teacups
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Lead kangaroo figure for Cadbury's Cocoa Promotion, England 1930s

Lead kangaroo figure for Cadbury's Cocoa Promotion, England ...

Terence Lane collection
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Promotional toys
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England, United Kingdom
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Cadbury Schweppes Pty Ltd
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1930
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Miniature medals including a George V Jubilee Medal from 1935, a George VI Coronation Medal from 1937 and a Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal from 1953

Miniature medals including a George V Jubilee Medal from 193...

Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 2
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Medals
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Dame Pattie Menzies
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1935
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Souvenir tankard - George V Coronation 1911

Souvenir tankard - George V Coronation 1911

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Tankards
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England
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King George V
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1911
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Township of Bright, Victoria No. 42

Township of Bright, Victoria No. 42

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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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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A BUSH TRACK.  AUSTRALIA

A BUSH TRACK. 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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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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Set of nine metal weights

Set of nine metal weights

Australia Post Historical collection
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Weights
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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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Cradle Mt and Lake Dove, Central Tasmania No. 98

Cradle Mt and Lake Dove, Central Tasmania No. 98

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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Condex brand metal fly-fishing reel and information sheet in a box

Condex brand metal fly-fishing reel and information sheet in...

Gordon Winter collection
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Fishing reels
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England
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J W Young & Sons
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1930
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Lake Wendouree, Victoria No. 26

Lake Wendouree, Victoria No. 26

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Convict love token for James Godfrey

Convict love token for James Godfrey

Convict Love Token collection no. 1
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Convict love tokens
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1820
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