THE BUSINESS OF THE AUSTRALIAN ELECTORAL OFFICE: Fascinating eight-frame exhibit all on double-pages with numerous better items including 1898 NSW Elector's Right, 'GOVERNOR-GENERAL' Frank cover used at Sydney JA2/01 (first day of business of the Commonwealth), 1901 WA OHMS with printed 'ELECTORAL' Frank, 1901 with Senate imprint in rosine, Federation PPCs, 1905 'ELECTORAL' letter sheet with 'PAID AT/MITIAMO' (Vic) h/s, 1927 Opening of Parliament House Canberra PPC, 1935 completed ballot paper!!, WWII identity cards including three for Aborigines & Dalgety's 'IDENTITY CARD HOLDER', 1943 edition of "Guinea Gold" with headline 'ELECTION FOR AUSTRALIA', ration cards including for clothing & for cigarettes for Ex-Service Personnel (as if the government hadn't already done enough to kill them!), etc. A feature is the array of Electoral forms including many 'POST FREE' types mostly unused (of course; used ones would mostly have been destroyed) but including 1940 'Application for a Postal Vote Certificate...' lettersheet sent by air with just the 3d air fee paid, Electoral Instructions booklets, etc & related Telegrams. Also medallions 1901 of Lord Hopetoun (small drilled hole) & 1901 'ONE FLAG ONE EMPIRE' (a beautiful item) plus NSW Commonwealth Electoral Office identification tag. The condition of the used material is a bit variable but the quality throughout is generally fine to superb. A remarkable study. Ex Hans Karman: awarded Large Vermeil (Canberra 2016).
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