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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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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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Black plastic wall telephone

Black plastic wall telephone

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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1945
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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...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

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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Julie and Antoine Bos collection
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Poster titled 'School Project Sheet No.1, 'Communications : the telephone'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

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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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1994
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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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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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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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Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail bags

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Spring balances
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Salter Scales
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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

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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Gold coloured cylindrical metal [postage?] scale or balance set on a single pillar

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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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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Australia Post
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Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air Mail'

Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air M...

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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

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

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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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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Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured fragments of gum arabic

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Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

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Wall telephones
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England
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1936
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

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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Steel yard scales

Steel yard scales

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1930
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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Salter No.34 20lb by 10z light green scales with cream face

Salter No.34 20lb by 10z light green scales with cream face

Dot Butler collection no. 1
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Dayton brand white metal scales with stainless steel scoop

Dayton brand white metal scales with stainless steel scoop

Busy Bee Cafe collection
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Dayton Scale Company
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P.M.G. Salter's spring balance, used to weigh large letters and small parcels

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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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'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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1959
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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Set of nine metal weights

Set of nine metal weights

Australia Post Historical collection
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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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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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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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Oertling 62FM beam balance

Oertling 62FM beam balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Beam balances
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England
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L Oertling Ltd
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1930
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Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs at each end representing a kookaburra's nest

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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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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Julie and Antoine Bos collection
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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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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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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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Australia Post Historical collection
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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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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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Rectangular aluminium sign with a wooden backing and

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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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Set of brass scales

Set of brass scales

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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