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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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'Mrs Potts' laundry iron

'Mrs Potts' laundry iron

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Laundry irons
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United States of America
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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"Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia"

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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1913
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Gosh! You mean, they also got one of our McDonald's franchise?!

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Lou Dargham collection
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Cartoons
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United States of America
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Mr Lou Dargham
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75th Anniversary of the arrival of the US Fleet in Sydney, 20 August 1908

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1908
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Stereo photograph depicting the American Arch, Commonwealth Celebrations, Sydney, 1901

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Camberwell Trash and Treasure Market collection
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Stereo photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1901
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World Finance

World Finance

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Bruce Petty
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1988
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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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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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Bush and Hawke get out of the Gulf

Bush and Hawke get out of the Gulf

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political badges
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Iraq
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George H. Bush Snr
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1990
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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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Commemorative souvenir red, white and blue triangular paper 'PEACE HAT, 1918'

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Adrian Luck collection no. 1
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Hats
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Australia
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Australian Army
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1918
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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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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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God Bless Us

God Bless Us

Political Humour Competition 2002 collection
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Cartoons
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United States of America
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Mr Rocco Fazzari
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American Navy Fleet's visit to Sydney Harbour, July 1925

American Navy Fleet's visit to Sydney Harbour, July 1925

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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United States Navy
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1925
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Console for the satellite tracking system from the Orroral Valley Tracking Station

Console for the satellite tracking system from the Orroral V...

Orroral Valley Tracking Station collection
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Computer hardware
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Oregon, United States of America
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United States Navy
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1950
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The Pictorial Applique or Outline

The Pictorial Applique or Outline

Muriel Kelly collection
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Magazine clippings
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United States of America
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1923
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Rectangular aluminium sign with a wooden backing and

Rectangular aluminium sign with a wooden backing and "Canber...

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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Aussie Rack of Lamb in America

Aussie Rack of Lamb in America

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John Ditchburn
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1999
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Anti-nuclear poster titled 'Gone with the Wind'

Anti-nuclear poster titled 'Gone with the Wind'

Peter Milton collection
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Political posters
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United States of America
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Mr Ronald Reagan
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1976
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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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Correct Map of Australia - Uncle Sam in Australia

Correct Map of Australia - Uncle Sam in Australia

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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In memoriam card

In memoriam card

Margot Child collection
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Cards
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United States of America
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Mrs Margot Child
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1892
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Silver pen nib

Silver pen nib

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Nibs
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United States of America
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R Esterbrook & Co
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Sweet dreams ...

Sweet dreams ...

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Postcards
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Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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Government of Australia
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1986
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Hammond brand Multiplex typewriter with removable cover

Hammond brand Multiplex typewriter with removable cover

National Library of Australia collection
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Typewriters
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United States of America
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Hammond Typewriter Company
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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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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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'California' & 'West Virginia' in Sydney Harbour 23/7/25

'California' & 'West Virginia' in Sydney Harbour 23/7/25

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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United States Navy
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1925
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Cartoon

Cartoon

Alan Moir collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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United States of America
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Mr Alan Moir
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2000
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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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Underwood No 5 Manual Typewriter

Underwood No 5 Manual Typewriter

Else Alsop collection
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Typewriters
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United States of America
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Underwood Typewriter Company
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1919
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Town Hall and Exhibition Building Melbourne

Town Hall and Exhibition Building Melbourne

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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WTP
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Colour photograph of Rhea Seddon and Robert 'Hoot' Gibson with an American flag and a model of a space shuttle

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Australian American Association collection
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Photographs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Rhea Seddon
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1984
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new...

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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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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Stop OMEGA US Bases Out

Stop OMEGA US Bases Out

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political badges
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Omega Navigation Facility, Victoria, Australia
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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1981
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Clinton

Clinton

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Dean Alston
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1998
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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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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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Relief' Hospital ship American Navy, entering Sydney Heads 23/7/25.

Relief' Hospital ship American Navy, entering Sydney Heads 2...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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United States Navy
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1925
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Who is it Johnnie?

Who is it Johnnie?

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr John Butcher
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1998
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Poster styled as a movie advertisement with an image from the movie 'Gallipoli'

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General Palestinian Delegation collection
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