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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured fragments of gum arabic

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Small metal compression spring

Small metal compression spring

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Poster titled 'School Project Sheet No.1, 'Communications : the telephone'

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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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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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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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1936
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

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

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

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Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular plate with rounded edges

Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular pla...

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Balances
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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

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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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Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spelling

Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spe...

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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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"Agent for Commonwealth Savings Bank"

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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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Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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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...

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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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Rectangular aluminium sign with a wooden backing and

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail bags

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Salter Scales
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Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

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1981
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metal component

metal component

Ron Bell collection
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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...

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White looseleaf cardboard page titled

White looseleaf cardboard page titled "Display hints"

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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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Rectangle metal frame

Rectangle metal frame

Ron Bell collection
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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

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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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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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1978
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"Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia"

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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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Holder for balancing pans used with scales which belonged to Herbert Browne for weighing theatrical make up

Holder for balancing pans used with scales which belonged to...

Herbert Browne collection
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Varnished cedar cabinet in two sections, made for the GPO Sy...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Cabinets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1873
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Wooden components for a model railway carriage

Wooden components for a model railway carriage

Bruce Macdonald collection
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Chip heater component

Chip heater component

Julie and Antoine Bos collection
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Toy train set side pannel component for an open truck.

Toy train set side pannel component for an open truck.

Bruce Macdonald collection
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Half-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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Holder for balancing pans used with scales which belonged to Herbert Browne for weighing theatrical make up

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Herbert Browne collection
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Instructions for the guidance of Allowance Postmasters at no...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Instruction books
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1914
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Scale Model toy train electric motor

Scale Model toy train electric motor

Bruce Macdonald collection
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White linen centre for a gum blossom doily featuring an edge...

Gwyneth Ottrey collection
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Saint Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Florence O. Ottrey
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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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Jeanerette toy train unassembled components for locomotive

Jeanerette toy train unassembled components for locomotive

Bruce Macdonald collection
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Four-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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Four-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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One-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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Austral Modelcraft toy train bogie

Austral Modelcraft toy train bogie

Bruce Macdonald collection
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Handbook of instructions for the guidance of Postmasters in the payment of age and invalid pensions...

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Commonwealth of Australia Repatriation Commission
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1945
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Scale Model toy train electric motor

Scale Model toy train electric motor

Bruce Macdonald collection
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Metal nib

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Four crocheted gum blossoms worked from a central ring, for ...

Gwyneth Ottrey collection
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Saint Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Florence O. Ottrey
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Oval metal disc

Gweneth Meyers collection
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Eight crocheted gum leaves tapering at both ends, for a gum ...

Gwyneth Ottrey collection
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Saint Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Florence O. Ottrey
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Fleet toy train press tool.

Fleet toy train press tool.

Bruce Macdonald collection
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Compass needle

Compass needle

Australian Survey Office collection no. 2
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Australian Survey Office
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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...

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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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McCredie toy train unassembled component for van

McCredie toy train unassembled component for van

Bruce Macdonald collection
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Two-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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