Vintage Filofax

By Steve Morton | The place for the best in old Filofax information

Red Winchester: take two - by Anita

I admit that sometimes I am a bit too keen to sell my binders...<br>After some recent editing, I'm feeling very content with my small collection of …

Filofax UK 2009

Thank you to Oni for sending me this Filofax catalogue from 2009. It shows quite a few older models we no longer current models.<p>The content of this …

Reader Question - Help identify this vintage organiser.

Hello Philofaxy team,<p><i>We received this from Linda, can you help identify this make and model of organiser? Leave a response in the comments or email</i> …

Thirty Years Ago

It was thirty years ago this month in December 1986 possibly this week in December that year that I became the owner of a Filofax Winchester. Life …

Guest Post – Recreating the Original Deskfax by gmax

Many regulars will be familiar with the 9 hole Deskfax format. You can read all about it in Steve’s post here, and also the guest post of its …

Lefax Price List 1988

Once again we go back in time to revisit a Lefax price list from 1988. I'm very grateful to Ben for sending me this price list as it helps complete …

Filofax 1992

Once again we go back in time to revisit a Filofax catalogue from 1992. I'm very grateful to Pauline for sending me this catalogue as it helps …

Filofax 1988

Once again we go back in time to revisit a Filofax catalogue from 1988. I'm very grateful to Pauline for sending me this catalogue as it helps …

Filofax Change Holder

Following a tip off from one of our readers (Simon) I was able to buy a 'new' Filofax Change holder off eBay. It arrived today and I've added it to …

Guest Post - Lesser Known Filofax – Epping Alan

I have had a particular interest in the US made Filofaxes of the 1990s, such as the Ascot, Burlington, recently reviewed, Connaught and Dorchester. I …

Guest Post - Lesser Known Filofax – Burlington - Alan

Alan has shared with us this great post about a model I was not familiar with. When I saw the name “Burlington” on the eBay listing, I assumed it was …

Drei Lämmer

Ich muss Euch ja noch den <b>Mayfair</b> vorstellen, den ich Anfang September von Laura gekauft habe.<p><i>Eigentlich</i> hatte ich ja vorgehabt, nicht mehr jedes …

Guest Post - My Deskfax Collection – Part II - Alan

In the first part of this post, I discussed how useful I find the Deskfax format and showed the vintage Statesman models that I have. In this second …

Guest Post - My Deskfax Collection – Part I - Alan

Thank you Alan for sharing with us more insight in to the now discontinued Deskfax model. Several years ago, I became aware of the long-discontinued …

Guest Post – Lefax Duplex by gmax

A big thank you to Max for sharing this with us, it looks a marvellous organiser and rather unique in its design. Steve was getting creative back in …

Filofax Winchester 5/4 in red

This arrived today and oh my it is beautiful! Soft, pebbly and luscious, and in perfect condition! I have always wanted one of these but they are not …

Recipes

David Collischon, Filofax entrepreneur – obituary

David Collischon, who has died aged 78, was known as Mr Filofax for his success in marketing the ring-bound, loose-leaf “personal organiser” as a must-have accessory for the 1980s yuppie.<p>The product was by no means new, however. It descended from Lefax, a personal filing system first imported from …

Woody Allen

Books about organising and time management

I was looking for a book the other day (I didn't find it!) and I gathered together all the books I have on time management and organisation that I …

Would you class your Filofax as a 'Collectable'?

Caught by one of our readers on Twitter was a 'tweet' by Mark Hill<p>Is the Filofax making a comeback? Seen more trendy young things carrying them, and …

Old inserts Part Deux

Recently we looked at the old Data Sets that Filofax sold in the late 1980's which you could add to diary inserts of the time. This week we look at …

Vintage Filofax Colours

Thank you to Gmax for this wonderful post. We also have the chart in .pdf format for you to download and keep handy for when you are on Ebay looking …

Old Inserts

We all love 'Vintage' Filofax organisers of one sort of another.... but sometimes it is also lovely to see the older inserts that went with the …

Laurie's Sherwood Filofax

Awhile back I decided to invest in a high quality binder I could use and enjoy for years and decades, as per my Filofax fantasy. I wanted something I …

Filofax York - A glimpse in to the past by Steve

The period or era between about 1991-92 and 2005 is a gap in my regular use of a Filofax. I started using one in 1986 (my black Winchester). By 1992 …

One Filofax to replace them all - by Anita

Since getting my first Filofax in 2007, I've enjoyed trying out different models and sizes. Whilst I love the idea of owning multiple binders to …

Vintage slimline Iguana - by Anita

I've started selling some of the Filofaxes that I'm not using, but eBay can be too tempting sometimes! I put in a bid on the slimline Iguana, …

Guest Post: Winchester's Secret Sibling by GMax

In the first half of the 1980's the Filofax range featured three designs of wallet. The first two were the Slimline and the Winchester, both of which …

Filofax Kensington review - By Anita

I'm not quite sure how it happened, but I'm being unfaithful to my crimson Malden with another binder. I never expected to be so smitten with a …