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Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers on mail'

Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers o...

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

Poster titled 'School Project Sheet No.1, 'Communications : ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

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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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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'

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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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1948
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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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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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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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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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Inkstands
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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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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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Postboxes
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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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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 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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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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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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Steel yard scales

Steel yard scales

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Balances
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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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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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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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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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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1986

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1986

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1986
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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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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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Colour display card, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre-stamped postcards to get your message moving, $2.50 a pack of six'

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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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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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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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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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Scales

Scales

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Balances
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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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England
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Salter Scales
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Set of brass scales on timber base with four disk feet

Set of brass scales on timber base with four disk feet

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Balances
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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...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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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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Balances
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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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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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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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Balances
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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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Red metal pillar box with an arched top

Red metal pillar box with an arched top

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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1912
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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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Metal balance on wooden base

Metal balance on wooden base

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Balances
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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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Metal nib

Australia Post Historical collection
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Nibs
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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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Instruction books
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Commonwealth of Australia Repatriation Commission
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1945
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Chemical pan balance

Chemical pan balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Balances
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One-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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Weights
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Christian Becker Laboratory Balance in custom cabinet with a...

Defence Science and Technology Organisation collection
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Balances
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Ellisto scales

Ellisto scales

Torrens Island Quarantine Station collection
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Balances
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Australia
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Varnished dark wooden writing desk with sloping top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Writing desks
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1874
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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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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Brass postage scale

Brass postage scale

De Salis Family collection
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Balances
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Lambrigg Station, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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William J. Farrer
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1871
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Beige and brown rectangular postage stamp dispenser with a g...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postal equipment
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Postmaster General's Department
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1940
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Large black balance manufactured from cast iron

Large black balance manufactured from cast iron

Julie and Antoine Bos collection
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Boxed set of gold weighing scales

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1930
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Two-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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Set of gold scales with six weights and a wooden box

Claude Dunshea collection no. 2
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Four-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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Two Royal Mail brass keys for the stamp dispenser

Australia Post Historical collection
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Keys
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Postmaster General's Department
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1940
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Jockey weighing chair

Jockey weighing chair

Horseracing and Trotting Memorabilia collection
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Balances
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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W & T Avery Limited
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1930
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Hanging scales

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Balances
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Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 29"

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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Rectangular brass plate with rounded edges and two screw hol...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Varnished cedar cabinet in two sections, made for the GPO Sy...

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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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