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

Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people o...

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 '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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Rectangular enamelled metal sign

Rectangular enamelled metal sign "Post Office"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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1980
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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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New South Wales Postal Service red painted metal pillar box with an arched top

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Australia Post Historical collection
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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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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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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Rectangular aluminium sign with "Canberra City Postcode 2601...

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

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Writing desks
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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 'School Project Sheet No.1, 'Communications : ...

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Posters
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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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Eight-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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Weights
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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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Two-ounce weight

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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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1940
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Red metal pillar box with an arched top

Red metal pillar box with an arched 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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1912
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Set of nine metal weights

Australia Post Historical collection
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Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from ...

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One-pound weight

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Sodeco SL11 red painted metal stamp dispenser

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Postal equipment
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Societe des Computeurs de Geneva
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1970
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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

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1980
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Poster captioned 'Post a card for Easter. It's such an unexp...

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One-ounce weight

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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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Metal nib

Australia Post Historical collection
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Nibs
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1959
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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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Roneo Neopost Model 105 Postal Franking Machine No.RNX 3029

Australia Post Historical collection
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Franking machines
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Richmond, Surrey, England
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Roneo Neopost Ltd
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1969
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Half-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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Weights
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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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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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Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1988
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the cent...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkstands
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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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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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Red metal pillar box with arched top

Red metal pillar box with arched top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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W Taylor Paragon Foundry Pyrmont
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1912
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Poster captioned 'Remember her on Mother's Day. She remember...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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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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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 nib

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

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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1873
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P.M.G. Salter's spring balance, used to weigh large letters ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Spring balances
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Salter Scales
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Instructions for the guidance of Allowance Postmasters at no...

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1914
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Four-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Colour display card illustrated with a kookaburra, titled, '...

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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Four-ounce weight

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

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Bowls
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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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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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Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Poster captioned 'A 'phone call... takes the hurry out of no...

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Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

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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...

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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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