RARE 1931 “Filofax”


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 🙁

  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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