21 September 2010

Filofax Binder ID?

One of our readers contacted us a few weeks ago as they were trying to identify the model of their Filofax, I received the photos this evening. Do you know which model it is and an approximate age?

I have had a quick look at the old Filofax photo archive but I couldn't identify this particular model, but I might have missed it.

Please add to the comments if you can help identify this binder. Thanks.






20 comments:

  1. looks like a windsor to me. but a VERY late model if you ask me. I could be wrong!

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  2. From the outside look, it reminds me of the Kensington but not from the inside since the Kensington has got a zip pocket at the back. It looks older than the Kensington though...

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  3. I have exactly the same one! But on my one is written "Lincoln".

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  4. Also thought of the Kensington, although the leather wouldn't be as shiny if it indeed was a Kensington.

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  5. It looks a lot like my first Filofax, a beautiful blue Piccadilly (I still wish they made this style - it's perfect but now the little leather tab on mine is very worn and about to break) - I got this one back in 1998 while on a business trip to London.

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  6. Looks a lot like my Buckingham, but maybe an earlier model:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/plannerisms/3783583703/in/set-72157623430927643/

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  7. I think i have a similar model at home. I will check it out tonight. I bought it in 95

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  8. The photographed texture of the leather and the stitching remind me of an Eton.

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  9. I'm the guy trying to ID this filofax. Thanks for all the input!

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  10. Anybody heart of faked Filos from China yet? Maybe this model is not an original - I could develop several points for that idea:

    - The golden lettering is not complete in comparison to original Filos: The fourth line is missing, usually telling the material and number of pockets

    - The quality of leather and stitching doesn't look too valuable - at least in comparison to my own old Filos.

    - The arrangement of pockets is reverse in comparison to a "Grosvenor" illustrated in a Filo brochure of 1987.The refs of this model were 9KLF or 8BK, the latter should be printed in golden letters as I explained above.

    - Experienced experts of this forum can not identify this particular Filo - maybe simply because it is not an original but a remake with several mistakes in the details.

    What do you think, experts?

    best,

    Bernhard

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  11. the thought of having a faux filo has crossed my mind. The first thing I noticed about mine was the gold printed lettering, not embossed like most other filofaxes that I've looked at while researching mine.

    I got this at a second-hand store for $1.60, so even if it is a fake I'm not too concerned.

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  12. It could be a Sherwood, looking at the Japanese photo archive they have a Sherwood but not one showing the interior or exterior in detail.

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  13. No, it's not a sherwood, it's a Lincoln. I have a Lincoln and it looks the same.

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  14. It's a Lincoln. I had one in dark tan. I really liked the simple design.

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  15. This will be a 90's model made after the watershed period early in that decade where the quality dropped and the brand moved "downmarket". Very unlikely to be a fake.

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  16. Great, thanks everyone for identifying it as a Lincoln!
    Consider me a new member of the filofax family.

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  17. Quite sure it is a Lincoln.

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  18. I'll tell you what it is, it's an original late 1970's early 1980's calf leather binder before they started naming them, how do I know, I have two in my collection of Filos and yes I am 100% certain, the lining gives it away. The extra lines of script later on were 1. the Name and 2. The descriptor, as in 4clf 7/8, which means 4 pockets, calfskin leather, 7/8" rings, ok?

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  19. Actually it's a Canterbury

    [img]http://i.ebayimg.com/00/$(KGrHqF,!lME1F4Spe1EBN,OV-plQw~~_12.JPG[/img]

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