Bra Box Packaging

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Pale green with red logo "lovable BRASSIERES" bra box. Cardboard box with lid that lifts away. Inside there is a sheet of crumpled, green, packaging paper with a label on it from Kirkcaldie and Stains Ltd in Wellington addressed to Mrs N. Halcombe. There is also a crumples sheet of brown paper and a small section of orange tissue. Adhesive label on the top of the lid has handwritten note reading ""Mrs Halcombe's Collection / Rallus phillippensis. / Banded Rails or Striped Rails. / Ununsually dark striped Rail (or Banded Rail) ♂ / Banded Rail ♀ / Striped Rail young / Banded Rail chick."
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When Blanche Halcombe's house caught fire in 1961 rescue services were unable to get in quick enough to save her life. She had a very large and eclectic collection which filled her house. After the fire the things that survived unburned were rescued and many things found their way to the Museum. These boxes were used to pack up Blanche's collection of bird study skins so that they could be easily transported.
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