Hello Portland Grand
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’.
The box – I wish more Filofax distributors realised the importance of packaging. Filofax UK sends things in a plain white Jiffy bag, no boxes, no hard packaging. That is so hard on the rings and gives an impression of cost-cutting. Receiving a Filofax in an actual box is so LUXURIOUS!
First view – pristine! This is my 6th Bouteia item and they are all absolutely perfect
First view of those enormous 31mm rings. Why don’t more personals come with huge rings?
All the original inserts in place. Zippered pocket to the left and TWO pen loops!
‘Personal Portland Grand’
The credit card pockets in this one are in the back, while the zippered pocket is in the front.
View of inserts
Index cards – very nice gold lettering
Another view of the beautiful big rings
Nice broad spine
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.
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