Vintage Filofax

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

Filofax at 100 Years

Filofax will be celebrating 100 years in 2021.<p>For the 75th anniversary they produced a very special duplex organiser in a presentation case it was …

Gap in History

I was looking through Kevin Hall's A Chronology of Filofax, I find myself reading this valuable document quite often because it is crammed full of …

Vintage filofax inserts & tabs

Vintage filofax inserts & tabs<p>I just love the old tabs and inserts, especially the grey onyx/marl type that were standard in many a filofax from the …

No frills filofax

The filofax company had changed hands a few times, over the years. Subsequently it would seem that priorities and direction would have been varied. …

Vintage Planner Finds!!

Old Filofax/Lefax Catalogues

We have been gathering together our collection of old catalogues on Philofaxy for over 3 years now.<p>In the early stages I had a loan of the catalogue …

Guest Post - Lefax 1924 – The Light Side By gmax

In a previous guest post I’d included this front cover of the first issue of <i>Lefax Pocket Magazine</i> from Sep/Oct 1924.<p>At the centre of the magazine was …

Guest Post - Filofax Winchester Price History by gmax

I created these graphs of price vs. time using old price lists I’ve seen and the Bank of England inflation calculator. The exact Filofax models are …

Guest Post – Double, Treble, Quadruple by gmax

Back in the 1980s, the range of available Filofax leaves was much wider than today, and there were four sizes of <i>personal</i> leaves:<p>Single<p>6¾” x 3¾”<p>171mm …

What if.....

For some reason an idea came in to my head the other morning... 'What if you could recreate the Filofax Winchester' The Winchester started life in …

Red Winchester: take two - by Anita

I admit that sometimes I am a bit too keen to sell my binders... 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 It shows quite a few older models we no longer current models.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

Home <b>›</b> Stationery, Notebooks and Organisers <b>›</b> Filofaxes and other ring organisers <b>›</b> <b>Filofax Winchester 5/4 in red</b><p><i>on</i> June 3, 2016 • ( 3 )<p>This arrived …

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 …

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 …