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Rectangular enamelled metal sign

Rectangular enamelled metal sign "Post Office"

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1980
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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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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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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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

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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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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

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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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New South Wales Postal Service red painted metal pillar box with an arched top

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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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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

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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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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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Advertising posters
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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'

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Telegraph Office

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Signs
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Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail ...

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Spring balances
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Salter Scales
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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air mail covers re-enactment flight first official air mail Australia - New Zealand 1934-1984...11th April 1984'

Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air m...

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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air Mail'

Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air M...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Set of nine metal weights

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

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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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Black metal desk telephone with a winding handle

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Telephones
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United States of America
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Telephone and Radio Corporation
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1948
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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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Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spe...

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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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Handbook of instructions for the guidance of Postmasters in ...

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Instruction books
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Department of Defence
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1962
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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

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1980
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One-ounce weight

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

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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 nib

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Nibs
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1959
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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the cent...

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Varnished dark wooden writing desk with sloping top

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Writing desks
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1874
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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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Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular pla...

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Balances
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Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

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1988
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Varnished cedar writing desk, bought expressly for the GPO S...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Alex W Norton, Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer and Commission Agent
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1873
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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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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

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Chairs
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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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Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

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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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Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 3 - Pre-stamped envelopes...

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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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"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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Poster captioned 'Remember her on Mother's Day. She remember...

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Lizard brand ink bottle

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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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Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

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Black plastic wall telephone

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Wall telephones
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1945
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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

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Chairs
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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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Metal nib

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Nibs
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Set of brass scales attached to a black wooden base with fou...

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Beam balances
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Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

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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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Beige and brown rectangular postage stamp dispenser with a g...

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Postal equipment
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Postmaster General's Department
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1941
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Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers o...

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Narrow red cardboard box containing seven paper items

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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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Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

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Wall telephones
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England
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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...

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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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Two-ounce weight

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Weights
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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

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Half-ounce weight

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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

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Chairs
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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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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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Poster titled 'Be a champ stamp stamper - Don't let any stam...

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Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

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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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Poster captioned 'Post a card for Easter. It's such an unexp...

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Two-ounce weight

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Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a...

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