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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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Metal inkwell that has a sculpted kangaroo with a joey in its pouch next to an inkpot shaped like a rock.

Metal inkwell that has a sculpted kangaroo with a joey in it...

Terence Lane collection
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Inkwells
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1900
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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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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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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 'You can help protect a vital service from disruption by vandals, Adopt a public telephone near your home...'

Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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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 ...

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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Dip pen

Dip pen

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Pens
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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1913
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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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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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Enamelled metal badge

Enamelled metal badge

Nance Pownall collection
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Badges
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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Thomas Fattorini Ltd
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1937
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Silver cigarette case engraved

Silver cigarette case engraved "Royal Aero Club Kings Cup 19...

Dr Robert C Percival collection
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Cigarette cases
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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Mr Edgar W. Percival
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1938
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Sterling silver rectangular match container

Sterling silver rectangular match container

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Match containers
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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1901
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Two sterling silver circular dress studs

Two sterling silver circular dress studs

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Studs
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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1884
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Replica of an 1853 cast iron doorstop depicting a kangaroo standing on a rocky mound, 1970s

Replica of an 1853 cast iron doorstop depicting a kangaroo s...

Terence Lane collection
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Doorstops
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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Archibald Kenrick & Sons
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1853
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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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Cigarette case

Cigarette case

Dr Robert C Percival collection
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Cigarette cases
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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Mr Edgar W. Percival
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1935
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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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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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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people o...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1986

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1986

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1986
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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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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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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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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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Spring balances
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England
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Salter Scales
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Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Cigarette case

Cigarette case

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Cigarette cases
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1922
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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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Balances
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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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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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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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Whaling harpoon swivel gun and two harpoons

Whaling harpoon swivel gun and two harpoons

South-eastern Australia whaling collection
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Whaling equipment
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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William Greener
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1857
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White looseleaf cardboard page titled

White looseleaf cardboard page titled "Display hints"

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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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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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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Richard Hollis & Sons .66 calibre single shot percussion pistol probably used by bushranger Frank Gardiner

Richard Hollis & Sons .66 calibre single shot percussion pis...

Thelma Brown collection
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Pistols
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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Richard Hollis & Son
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1832
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Cut-glass inkwell

Cut-glass inkwell

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Inkwells
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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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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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Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

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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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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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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Silver cigarette case engraved

Silver cigarette case engraved "Royal Aero Club Kings Cup 19...

Dr Robert C Percival collection
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Cigarette cases
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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Mr Edgar W. Percival
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1936
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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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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"Agent for Commonwealth Savings Bank"

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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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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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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Advertising posters
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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'

Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23...

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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1948
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Cut-glass inkwell

Cut-glass inkwell

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Inkwells
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Entry token for the London Zoological Exhibition of Thomas Hall, 1795

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Thomas Hall collection
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Halfpenny tokens
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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William Lutwyche
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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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Red metal pillar box with arched top

Red metal pillar box with arched top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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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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Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1981
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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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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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Inkwell

Inkwell

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Inkwells
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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1900
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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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Part one of a silver belt buckle engraved with kangaroo motifs

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Terence Lane collection
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Belt buckles
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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Unknown
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1989
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Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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