This one was an eBay find for £10 from the UK. I was the only bidder. Sadly (or happily for me, I suppose) I am usually the only bidder and they go for far lower prices than they should, given the quality and rarity. I guess they are not trendy.
The auction was restricted to the UK but as almost always happens, I asked and the seller agreed to post to Sweden. I think they can see I am a longtime member (since 2003) and have 100% feedback so they take a chance on me. Incidentally, almost all my feedback praises my prompt payment. Sellers must have HUGE problems with slow payers.
This one is probably the most beautiful one I have bought. It is much older than the average ones I find and is in the most divine leather with gold tooling and details. The lock is pure quality. The only other lock like this I have seen is on Smythson’s now-discontinued pink Dreams and Thoughts journal which cost £240 new.
It is also much bigger than the ones I usually find, and square! I love that as it has more space in it but is still portable.