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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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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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The Gardens, Ballarat

The Gardens, Ballarat

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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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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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the cent...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkstands
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Come to Ballarat, Olympic Rowing, 1956

Come to Ballarat, Olympic Rowing, 1956

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 3
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Stickers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Australian Olympic Commitee
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1956
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Map of South East Asia

Map of South East Asia

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John Ditchburn
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1999
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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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Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance...

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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Yachting, Lake Wendouree, Ballarat

Yachting, Lake Wendouree, Ballarat

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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1905
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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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Economic rationalism drapers

Economic rationalism drapers

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John Ditchburn
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1997
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Cartoon titled 'Moral High Ground on Immigration Policy'.

Cartoon titled 'Moral High Ground on Immigration Policy'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John Ditchburn
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2001
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Counting Continues in East Timor

Counting Continues in East Timor

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John Ditchburn
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1999
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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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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from disruption by vandals, Adopt a public telephone near your home...'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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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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Cartoon titled 'Why We Can't Take Anymore Boat People'.

Cartoon titled 'Why We Can't Take Anymore Boat People'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John Ditchburn
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2001
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School of Mines, Ballarat

School of Mines, Ballarat

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Letter from James Turner, headed 'Ballarat, Feb 1869', and begins 'Dear Sister and Brother...'

Letter from James Turner, headed 'Ballarat, Feb 1869', and b...

Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
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Personal letters
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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James Turner
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1869
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Waterlily Pond, Eureka Stockade, Ballarat, Vic

Waterlily Pond, Eureka Stockade, Ballarat, Vic

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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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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White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Australia, inaugural flight, Boeing 707 Jet Service, Sydney-Honolulu, 29 July 1959, QANTAS Empire Airways'

White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Aust...

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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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and "EIIR" in gold le...

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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Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs at each end representing a kookaburra's nest

Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs a...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display cards
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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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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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Framed compilation of photographic portraits of the Australian XI Cricket Team, 1878

Framed compilation of photographic portraits of the Australi...

Dave Gregory collection
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Portrait photographs
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Thomas F. Chuck
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1878
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Letter from James Turner, dated 30 January 1871.

Letter from James Turner, dated 30 January 1871.

Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
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Personal letters
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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James Turner
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1871
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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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Spring balances
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England
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Salter Scales
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New South Wales Postal Service cylindrical red cast iron post box

New South Wales Postal Service cylindrical red cast iron pos...

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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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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Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured fragments of gum arabic

Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Jars
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Cartoon titled 'The Target Symbol'.

Cartoon titled 'The Target Symbol'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John Ditchburn
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2001
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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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Cartoon titled 'Euthanasia Cruise Ship'.

Cartoon titled 'Euthanasia Cruise Ship'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John Ditchburn
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2001
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and "EIIR" in gold le...

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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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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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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John Laws Show without Promotions

John Laws Show without Promotions

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John Ditchburn
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1999
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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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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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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Mine rope ladder, Buninyong

Mine rope ladder, Buninyong

Victorian Goldfields collection no. 1
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Ladders
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Lake Wendouree, Ballarat

Lake Wendouree, Ballarat

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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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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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airmail, 1914-1964, 50th Anniversary Flight'

Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airm...

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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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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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new...

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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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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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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Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria

Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Germany
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One nation green grocer

One nation green grocer

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John Ditchburn
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1997
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Botanic Gardens. Ballarat

Botanic Gardens. Ballarat

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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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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Town Hall, Ballarat

Town Hall, Ballarat

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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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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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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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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Display cards
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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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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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