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

1999.0013.0029

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

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Physical description

Varnished wooden bowl with a rounded lip and flat base. Two stamps with white, black, grey and brown diagonal stripes on the top and white at the base are stuck on the outside.

Statement of significance

This collection consists of 87 items from the New South Wales historical section of Australia Post. The items range from furnishings that were used for the opening of the Sydney GPO in 1874 to telephones, signs, posters, and postal boxes. The material covers a period of over one hundred years of postal service in Australia.

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