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Rectangular nine carat gold-plated metal cigarette case engraved with 'SMITHY OLD SON WE MADE IT. CHARLES'

Rectangular nine carat gold-plated metal cigarette case engr...

Charles Kingsford-Smith collection
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Cigarette cases
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Sir Charles E. Kingsford Smith
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1920
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Ruined dashboard clock from Australian National Airways Avro X aircraft 'Southern Cloud', which crashed in 1931

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John Boddington collection
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Dashboard clocks
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Sydney Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australian National Airways Limited
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1929
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Album containing 97 menus, 20 seating plans and 47 photographs from Parliament House dining rooms...

Album containing 97 menus, 20 seating plans and 47 photograp...

Betty Hall collection
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Albums
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr H L. Napthali
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1918
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Timber dressing case covered in imitation black leather, with blue velvet interior

Timber dressing case covered in imitation black leather, wit...

Ellen Rogers collection
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Dressing cases
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
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1928
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Gold and silver plated brass handbuilt model of the Fokker tri-motor monoplane 'Southern Cross', flown by Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith

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Austin Byrne collection no. 1
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Austin E. Byrne
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1931
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Souvenir half main bearing of the Central Engine from the Southern Cross used on Pacific, Australian, Tasman and English flights 1928-1929

Souvenir half main bearing of the Central Engine from the So...

Ellen Rogers collection
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Aircraft components
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sir Charles E. Kingsford Smith
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1930
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Dressing case containing two hair brushes, two clothes brushes, a comb and a mirror

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Ellen Rogers collection
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Dressing cases
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
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1928
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Clothes brush

Clothes brush

Ellen Rogers collection
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Clothes brushes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
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1928
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Photograph of Charles Kingsford Smith, Charles Ulm and Garnet Malley, 1929

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John Ulm collection
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Photographs
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Mr Charles T. Ulm
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1929
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Silver plated metal and horse-hair hair brush

Silver plated metal and horse-hair hair brush

Ellen Rogers collection
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Hairbrushes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
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1928
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Diary account of the Thornycroft Expedition into Central Australia to recover the bodies of aviators Anderson and Hitchcock in 1929

Diary account of the Thornycroft Expedition into Central Aus...

Sharp and Cook collection
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Diaries
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Tanami, Australia
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Mr Leslie S. Miles
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1929
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Clothes brush

Clothes brush

Ellen Rogers collection
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Clothes brushes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
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1928
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Story of the Southern Cross Transpacific Flight 1928

Story of the Southern Cross Transpacific Flight 1928

William Beausang collection
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Books
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Sir Charles E. Kingsford Smith
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1928
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Silver plated metal and horse-hair hair brush

Silver plated metal and horse-hair hair brush

Ellen Rogers collection
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Hairbrushes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
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1928
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The 'Southern Cross' being prepared for flight

The 'Southern Cross' being prepared for flight

John Snell collection
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Richmond, New South Wales, Australia
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William Snell
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Two identical posters featuring the Southern Cross Memorial ...

Austin Byrne collection no. 1
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Exhibition posters
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Sir Charles E. Kingsford Smith
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Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

William Beausang collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Sir Charles E. Kingsford Smith
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Album of Newspaper clippings, Kingsford Smith 1933

Album of Newspaper clippings, Kingsford Smith 1933

Dr Robert C Percival collection
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Albums
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Mr Edgar W. Percival
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Album of Newspaper clippings, Kingsford Smith, London

Album of Newspaper clippings, Kingsford Smith, London

Dr Robert C Percival collection
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Albums
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Mr Edgar W. Percival
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Brown glazed ceramic toby jug depicting Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, with box and certificate

Brown glazed ceramic toby jug depicting Sir Charles Kingsfor...

William and Jeanette Derham Family - Bendigo Pottery collection
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Toby jugs
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Sir Charles E. Kingsford Smith
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Silver plated curved edge comb

Silver plated curved edge comb

Ellen Rogers collection
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Combs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
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1928
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Charles Kingsford-Smith commemorative envelope addressed to ...

Austin Byrne collection no. 1
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Commemorative envelopes
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Parafield Airport, Parafield, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Sir Charles E. Kingsford Smith
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1931
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Album of Newspaper clippings, Kingsford Smith, 1933

Album of Newspaper clippings, Kingsford Smith, 1933

Dr Robert C Percival collection
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Albums
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Mr Edgar W. Percival
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1997 Royal Australian Mint Proof Coin Set

Royal Australian Mint collection no. 2
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Coin proof sets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Royal Australian Mint
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1997
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My Flying Life

My Flying Life

William Beausang collection
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Books
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Sir Charles E. Kingsford Smith
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1937
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Commemorative envelopes

Austin Byrne collection no. 1
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Envelopes
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Sir Charles E. Kingsford Smith
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1981
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Charles Kingsford Smith

Australian National Gallery collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Younker Brothers Picture and Gift Shop
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1928
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Album of newspaper clippings, Kingsford Smith, Australian

Album of newspaper clippings, Kingsford Smith, Australian

Dr Robert C Percival collection
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Albums
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Mr Edgar W. Percival
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Souvenir wooden fragment from the aircraft propeller of 'The Southern Cross', 12 May 1935

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Vera Piper collection
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Aircraft components
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sir Charles E. Kingsford Smith
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1935
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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Sir Ch...

Coles-Myer collection
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Commemorative medals
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Victoria, Australia
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Coles-Myer Ltd
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1897
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Photograph of Keith Anderson, the late pilot of Westland Wigeon aircraft 'Kookaburra'

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Sharp and Cook collection
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Photographs
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Australia
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Mr Leslie S. Miles
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1929
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1928 Transpacific airmen menu

1928 Transpacific airmen menu

Alec Hill collection
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Menus
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sir Charles E. Kingsford Smith
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1928
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Half-size bronze profile of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, on a timber base

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Ellen Rogers collection
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Sculptures
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Merrylands, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Thelma Dahl
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1932
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Portrait print of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

Portrait print of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

William Beausang collection
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Mr Syd Miller
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Newspaper and journal articles related to Charles Kingsford ...

Charles Kingsford Smith
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Newspaper clippings
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Sir Charles E. Kingsford Smith
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Charles Kingsford Smith receiving flowers from a young girl

Charles Kingsford Smith receiving flowers from a young girl

John Snell collection
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Richmond, New South Wales, Australia
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William Snell
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Southern Cross

Australian National Gallery collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Younker Brothers Picture and Gift Shop
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1928
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Charles Kingsford Smith, Charles Ulm, Tom H McWilliams and Harold Litchfield in front of the 'Southern Cross'

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John Snell collection
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Photographs
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Richmond, New South Wales, Australia
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William Snell
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Uncirculated 1997 one dollar coin

Royal Australian Mint collection no. 2
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One dollar coins
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Royal Australian Mint
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1997
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Model of an Avro-Fokker aircraft used as a paperweight by Charles Ulm

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Herb and Joan Cowan collection
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Mr Charles T. Ulm
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