Here is an unveiling of my new Personal Portland Grand in black, from bouteia. This is not the 5/4 which was auctioned yesterday. I bid on that one but my bids were way below the amount it finally went for. This one is marked ‘Grand’ rather than ‘5/4’.
Often, once I have bought from someone a few times I ask them to keep an eye out for items I am looking for. If you are a good customer and don’t take advantage, most shops and online companies are willing to let you know if something you are interested in comes into stock.
As well as this Portland, bouteia also found me a Personal Baroque in black. They were unable to find an A5 Brown Belmont for me but that I sourced (thanks to the help of several Philofaxy community members who knew I was after one) in the Netherlands.