RARE 1931 “Filofax”

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Well, my love of antique diaries and rare ring organisers meant that this one from eBay just had to fall into my basket. It had been listed before and I had managed to resist but this time I just had to pounce!

It may take some elbow grease to get the brass gleaming again but it is just too beautiful!

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Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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  1. Hi Janet. Hope you are well and I also hope you might be able to help me. I have also found a rare copy of this same filofax but unfortunately it does not have the inserts. I would really love to get a copy of the inserts to help restore this to its original glory. If you would be able to scan a copy and email them to me it would be absolutely amazing. I look forward to hearing from you regards wendy wilks

    1. Hello there Wendy! I have not figured out how to remove the pages from the rings but I will try my best to get a scan for you when next I get to my storage facility. I would also be happy to send you a few pages. Would also love to see your one!

      1. Hi Janet, the rings appear to have a break in them on the photos but I do not have the rings to check closely.
        It would be great to get together sometime to compare the two.
        Theres a company stamp on the inside cover of mine and noticed yours doesn’t have this.
        I look forward to hearing from you regards wendy

  2. My favorite of your extensive collection. I can imagine my grandmother using this as a young woman. It puts me back in time.

    1. I cannot wait to collect it from the Post Office, where it will have to wait for me until TUESDAY because it is a long weekend this weekend šŸ™

  3. How amazing! I’ve seen modern home-made metal binders but never guessed anything like that was ever made. The cover is superb. I’m glad you have it Janet, it will have a very good home with you.

  4. What a great find…..definitely seems like it should be in your collection…..

    Like the ‘steampunk meets art deco’ description…..

    Enjoy this unique binder…..

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