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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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Bags
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1988
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Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spelling

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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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Beige glazed ceramic souvenir jug - The Cream of Highland Whiskies,

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Queen Victoria Jubilee collection
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Commemorative objects
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Port Dundas Pottery Coy
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1886
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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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Standard Peck gun-metal grain measure

Standard Peck gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
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Measures
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London, England
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NSW Government
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1832
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Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and Big River Tribes

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Edmund Milne collection
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Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1800
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Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 1604 with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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London, England
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Dent & Co
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1850
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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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...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Album of pressed seaweed specimens collected by Charles Morrison around Port Phillip Bay, 1852 -1882

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Charles Morrison collection
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Botanical specimens
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Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia
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Charles Morrison
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1852
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Prison truncheon, about 1940

Prison truncheon, about 1940

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Weapons
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Letter from Andrew Faithfull Gibson, December 1870s

Letter from Andrew Faithfull Gibson, December 1870s

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Letters
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1870
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Boomerang, attributed to King Billy, Geelong, 1800s

Boomerang, attributed to King Billy, Geelong, 1800s

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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1800
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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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Jars
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The Courthouse, Parramatta

The Courthouse, Parramatta

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1849
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Whisk with pin

Whisk with pin

Tom Price collection
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Regalia
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Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr K Warbarton
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1870
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Medal issued by the Australian Numismatic Society to mark the centenary of the Royal Australian Mint, Sydney, in 1955

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TE Hanley collection no. 2
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australian Numismatic Society
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1955
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Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Scotland
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Mr George Ranken
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1821
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Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Door locks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers
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1936
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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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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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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1980
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Cut-glass inkwell

Cut-glass inkwell

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Inkwells
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Photographic glass plate positive depicting Aboriginal men standing in front of weatherboard building

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Richard Daintree collection
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Glass plate positives
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Queensland, Australia
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Richard Daintree
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1860
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Useful Receipts

Useful Receipts

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Notebooks
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1870
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Letter - Sworn statement by John Flynn, 16 May 1844

Letter - Sworn statement by John Flynn, 16 May 1844

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1844
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Breastplate inscribed Queen Milly of the Burunji [Barunji] 1870

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Queen Milly of the Barunji Breastplate collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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1870
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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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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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Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her hu...

Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers
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1936
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Space beneath trap door from gallows, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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Instructional leaflet

Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 29 - Pre-Stamped Postcard...

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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1982
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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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1980
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Lead finial for gaol fence

Lead finial for gaol fence

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Finials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Attack on Store Dray

Attack on Store Dray

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Samuel T. Gill
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1870
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Photographic glass plate positive depicting two men outside hut with dog and gold prospecting equipment

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Richard Daintree collection
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Glass plate positives
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Queensland, Australia
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Richard Daintree
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1860
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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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Warden sitting in the main chair in the Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Thoroughbrace Coach used by the Nowland family, with accessories, trunk, spanner and jack

Thoroughbrace Coach used by the Nowland family, with accesso...

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Concord, New Hampshire, United States of America
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Abbott-Downing Company
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1854
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Metal inkwell that has a sculpted kangaroo with a joey in its pouch next to an inkpot shaped like a rock.

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Terence Lane collection
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Inkwells
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1900
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'Rules and Regulations of the Isabella Gold Mining Company Registered', and cover, Bendigo, 23 September 1870

'Rules and Regulations of the Isabella Gold Mining Company R...

Victorian Goldfields collection no. 1
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Documents
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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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1870
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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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The Custom House, Sydney, 1 May 1906

The Custom House, Sydney, 1 May 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Rectangular red wooden post box with a sloped top, for newspapers and packets

Rectangular red wooden post box with a sloped top, for newsp...

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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1939
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Siemens Brothers Morse Code Printer

Siemens Brothers Morse Code Printer

Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection
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Printing equipment
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London, England
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Siemens
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1850
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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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Giants of the Game

Giants of the Game

Nanette Ward collection
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Books
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London, England
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Hon H R. Lyttelton
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1856
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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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Cream cotton corset

Cream cotton corset

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Corsets
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1850
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Cast iron 'D' shaped  screw lock handcuffs with key

Cast iron 'D' shaped screw lock handcuffs with key

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Handcuffs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers
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1936
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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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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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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Sterling silver inkwell with felt on the base

Sterling silver inkwell with felt on the base

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Inkwells
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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1922
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In memoriam card

In memoriam card

Margot Child collection
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Cards
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Australia
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Mrs Margot Child
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1870
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Mrs John Cumming, by Montagu Scott of Sydney

Mrs John Cumming, by Montagu Scott of Sydney

Jane Webster collection
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