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Set of four skeleton keys from cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

1999.0013.0070.002

Set of four skeleton keys from cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

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Physical description

A set of four skeleton keys attached by key ring. Three of the keys are rusted, with the one of the heads bent.

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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