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Nib pen

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Physical description

Wooden pen with a metal attachment at the end and a removable metal nib. "Perry & Co. / No. 725 / London" is engraved on the metal attachment. "2172" and "...NKS, WELS & CO. Manifold pen England" are engraved on the nib.

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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