This was a surprise! One of my readers (thank you Isabelle!) alerted me to a Filofax duplex up for auction on eBay. When I went to look, I found it was not a duplex but a Filofax Balmoral 10CLF – they are very rare and usually go for sky high prices. I set a snipe but did not expect to win.
In the meantime I was offered another one by a wonderful friend who has found me some previous beauties. Unfortunately the postage and prospective customs from north America put it into the painfully expensive category.
Then I had unexpected expense this week when my cat had to be put down and I had to replace both locks on my front door (why are locksmiths so expensive?). I totally forgot about my snipe.
I received notification yesterday that I had actually won the auction. After initial shock I am now ecstatic!