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Poster titled 'Be a champ stamp stamper - Don't let any stamp give you the slip! - Make a good impression

Poster titled 'Be a champ stamp stamper - Don't let any stam...

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Black plastic wall telephone

Black plastic wall telephone

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

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Nib pen

Nib pen

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London, England
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Perry & Co
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1959
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SWIX waxing tips for cross country skiing

SWIX waxing tips for cross country skiing

Elaine Allen collection
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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New South Wales Postal Service red painted metal pillar box with an arched top

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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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Book titled 'Speed Training in Pitman's Shorthand' by T.F. Marriner

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Thompson Family collection
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Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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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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Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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1988
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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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Poster captioned 'A 'phone call... takes the hurry out of not being close, do your speeding by 'phone'

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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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The Golden Book of Crochet

The Golden Book of Crochet

Bridge Family collection no. 4
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1972
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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

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

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Red metal pillar box with arched top

Red metal pillar box with arched top

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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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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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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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How to make good pictures

How to make good pictures

Thompson Family collection
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Instruction manual for Curta universal calculator, serial number 509924

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Bureau of Mineral Resources collection no. 6
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The Merchant and Traders' Daily Companion.

The Merchant and Traders' Daily Companion.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1776
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Box for Postmaster's Display Kit 29

Box for Postmaster's Display Kit 29

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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1982
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White looseleaf cardboard page titled

White looseleaf cardboard page titled "Display hints"

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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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airmail, 1914-1964, 50th Anniversary Flight'

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Australia
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Australia Post
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1964
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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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New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1930
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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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Lizard brand ink bottle

Lizard brand ink bottle

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joplin Manufacturing Co
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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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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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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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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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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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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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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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New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1920
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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Triggs & Marr, Sydney
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1870
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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Book titled 'First Aid to the Injured' present to Scout Edward Burge

Book titled 'First Aid to the Injured' present to Scout Edwa...

Thompson Family collection
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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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Narrow white cardboard box containing 15 paper items

Narrow white cardboard box containing 15 paper items

Australia Post Historical collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured fragments of gum arabic

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

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Paperback book by Ely Culbertson titled 'Contract Bridge Self-Teacher'

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Poster captioned 'Remember her on Mother's Day. She remembers you. Post a card for May 13'

Poster captioned 'Remember her on Mother's Day. She remember...

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Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail bags

Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail ...

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Salter Scales
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Instruction book titled

Instruction book titled "Davidson's Instruction Books / Nich...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Feeding and Care of Baby by Dr F Truby King, 1924

Feeding and Care of Baby by Dr F Truby King, 1924

Irene Ross collection
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Dr F T. King
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1924
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"Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia"

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Rectangular aluminium sign with

Rectangular aluminium sign with "Canberra City Postcode 2601...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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W Cook's Poultry Breeder and Feeder, or How to Make Poultry Pay

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Irene Ross collection
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St Mary's Cray, Kent, England
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William Cook
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1910
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Australia Post colour poster titled

Australia Post colour poster titled "Send your love home S.A...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'

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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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Set of nine metal weights

Set of nine metal weights

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Weights
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Rectangular aluminium sign with a wooden backing and

Rectangular aluminium sign with a wooden backing and "Canber...

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Instructional leaflet

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

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

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1994
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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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Rules And Regulations Of The Australian Club.

Rules And Regulations Of The Australian Club.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1838
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