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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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1936
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Porcelain bottle in the form of a kangaroo, issued by the Jim Beam Distillery in 1977

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Promotional material
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United States of America
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R C Hillier Regal China Corporation
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1977
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EPNS boomerang-shaped letter opener, made about 1913

EPNS boomerang-shaped letter opener, made about 1913

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Paperknives
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1913
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Wooden kangaroo figure

Wooden kangaroo figure

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1972
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Nutcracker in the form of a cast brass kangaroo figure

Nutcracker in the form of a cast brass kangaroo figure

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1940
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One of a pair of bronze cast kangaroo bookends

One of a pair of bronze cast kangaroo bookends

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Bookends
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1915
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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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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

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1980
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Small green wooden toy tree

Small green wooden toy tree

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Australia

Australia

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Brooches
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1908
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A Singular Animal Called Kanguroo Found on the Coast of New Holland

A Singular Animal Called Kanguroo Found on the Coast of New ...

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Engravings
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England, United Kingdom
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George Stubbs
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1800
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Scales

Scales

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Tureen marked with the crest of the Union Club of Hobart Town, made by Minton & Boyle, about 1840

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Stoke-on-Trent, England
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Minton and Boyle
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1840
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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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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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"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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Nib pen

Nib pen

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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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Koala

Koala

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Ivory or resin kangaroo figure

Ivory or resin kangaroo figure

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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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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

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Advance Australia

Advance Australia

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Gold-coloured metal kangaroo lapel pin

Gold-coloured metal kangaroo lapel pin

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Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

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Clear glass bottle in the form of a standing kangaroo holding a cricket bat

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1910
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Beswick glazed ceramic kangaroo, titled 'Kanga', made for Disney Promotions in 1970

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England, United Kingdom
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John Beswick Limited
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1965
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Wovon Das Warok Traum

Wovon Das Warok Traum

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Childrens books
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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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Bowls
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Australia Post colour poster titled

Australia Post colour poster titled "Send your love home S.A...

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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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Kangaroo letter opener with a tortoiseshell blade

Kangaroo letter opener with a tortoiseshell blade

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Paperknives
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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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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the cent...

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Small green wooden toy hedge

Small green wooden toy hedge

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Toys
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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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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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Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distanc...

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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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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"Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia"

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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1910 sixpence and two 1910 twopenny bits

1910 sixpence and two 1910 twopenny bits

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Brooches
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Bronze kangaroo figure studded with red stones

Bronze kangaroo figure studded with red stones

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1975
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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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Etched or engraved commemorative glass made for the Ballarat Federal Exhibition, c.1901

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Commemorative glassware
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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1900
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Matson Line Oceanic Line match book

Matson Line Oceanic Line match book

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Matchboxes
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California, United States of America
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Matson Navigation Company
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1926
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Kangaroo figure made from blue, white, red and silver plastic, metal and glass

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Animal figures
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1971
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Cast Easom Enfield plaque with rising sun, kangaroo and emu, late 1800s

Cast Easom Enfield plaque with rising sun, kangaroo and emu,...

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Plaques
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1880
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Benjamin Rabier Alphabet

Benjamin Rabier Alphabet

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Childrens books
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Paris, France
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1977
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Lord Derby's Kangaroo and Five Others

Lord Derby's Kangaroo and Five Others

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London, England
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Oliver Goldsmith
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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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Instructional leaflet

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

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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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Doulton jug to commemorate the Boer War, 1900

Doulton jug to commemorate the Boer War, 1900

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Jugs
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Lambeth, London, England
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Doulton and Company
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1901
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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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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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Japanese porcelain condiment set, featuring a mustard pot flanked by a salt and pepper shaker, in the form of three kangaroos on a shaped plinth

Japanese porcelain condiment set, featuring a mustard pot fl...

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1930
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Small green wooden toy hedge

Small green wooden toy hedge

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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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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the cent...

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Royal Doulton porcelain plate image of a kangaroo and joey, made about 1954

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Plates
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Small red wooden toy post

Small red wooden toy post

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1908 Australian coat of arms

1908 Australian coat of arms

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Gold-coloured kangaroo lapel pin

Gold-coloured kangaroo lapel pin

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