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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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Metal tong

Metal tong

Ron Bell collection
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Tongs
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Film spool in cannister

Film spool in cannister

Ron Bell collection
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Film spools
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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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Projector component

Projector component

Ron Bell collection
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Electric Fence Charger

Electric Fence Charger

Ron Bell collection
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Electrical equipment
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Universal Drive 709 A Drive, part of a projector

Universal Drive 709 A Drive, part of a projector

Ron Bell collection
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Metal Auger with wood handle

Metal Auger with wood handle

Ron Bell collection
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Twist augers
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Record titled CENTURY THEATRE DUBBO

Record titled CENTURY THEATRE DUBBO

Ron Bell collection
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Audio records
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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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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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Right Shoe last

Right Shoe last

Ron Bell collection
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Shoe lasts
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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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Cut-glass inkwell

Cut-glass inkwell

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Inkwells
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Club

Club

Ron Bell collection
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Clubs
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Boot Last on steel stand

Boot Last on steel stand

Ron Bell collection
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Woodwork plane

Woodwork plane

Ron Bell collection
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Planes
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Shoe Last

Shoe Last

Ron Bell collection
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Film spool, CENTURY

Film spool, CENTURY

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

Colour display card, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display cards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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Metal tong

Metal tong

Ron Bell collection
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Tongs
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Hair string sample

Hair string sample

Ron Bell collection
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Film spool

Film spool

Ron Bell collection
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Film spools
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Spanner

Spanner

Ron Bell collection
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Wrenches
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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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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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Posters
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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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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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Woodwork plane

Woodwork plane

Ron Bell collection
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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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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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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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Club

Club

Ron Bell collection
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Not provided
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1985
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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post Historical collection
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1980
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Ron Bell collection
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Spearheads
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ron Bell collection
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Boomerangs
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Chilla Well, Northern Territory, Australia
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Instructional leaflet

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

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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Metal Auger

Metal Auger

Ron Bell collection
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Twist augers
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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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Metal Auger

Metal Auger

Ron Bell collection
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Twist augers
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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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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1964
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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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Record titled CENTURY DUBBO

Record titled CENTURY DUBBO

Ron Bell collection
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Record titled MONARCH EMPIRE THEATRE DUBBO AS REVERSE

Record titled MONARCH EMPIRE THEATRE DUBBO AS REVERSE

Ron Bell collection
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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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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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Electra toy train mechanism

Electra toy train mechanism

Bruce Macdonald collection
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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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Woodwork plane

Woodwork plane

Ron Bell collection
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Planes
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Mortise Axe head

Mortise Axe head

Ron Bell collection
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Axes
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Club

Club

Ron Bell collection
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Clubs
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Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia
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Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Left Shoe last

Left Shoe last

Ron Bell 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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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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Metal rod with ring end

Metal rod with ring end

Ron Bell collection
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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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Woodwork plane

Woodwork plane

Ron Bell collection
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Planes
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Emu feathers

Emu feathers

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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Ron Bell collection
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