05 July 2011

Free for All Tuesday No. 22

So after an exceptional Skype chat on Sunday, I'm sat here thinking... what questions you might have for us this week?

12 comments:

  1. Morning all! Does any-one have an A4 Filofax portfolio? Looking for a professional folder for my academic writing clips. Like the Holborn but the portfolio with rings is only available in black and brown (according to the catalogue)... wondered if any-one could think of a product more feminine (like the wine colour) but still professional. Not keen on black really...

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  2. @globetrotting Cacti Not sure if it is appropriate but I have the A4 classic binder in Cherry Red (a very dark red) which is lovely and could possibly be used for this purpose. They are expensive, but do come up on Ebay from time to time. It is frustrating that there is so little colour choice in the A4 size. Even the A5 has a limited range really.

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  3. I have a question: is the Malden in Ochre discontinued in the personal size? It's available on the Filofax US website but no longer on the UK one. I'm wondering if I need to panic-buy this or if it will still be around at Christmas?

    Also, the A5 Malden on the US website is listed as having 1 inch rings, can anyone confirm? This would be smaller than the Finsbury rings which are listed as 1 1/4 inch. A slimmed-down A5, in the Malden buffalo leather? Can I resist??

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  4. Laurie,
    I think they have got their ring sizes confused for the A5. Although I have an early Malden A5 in 25 mm (1 inch in old money) the 30 mm (1 1/4) is the correct size. The 25mm just feels like the cover is too big for the ring size which I suppose is what made me question it when I got mine.

    Check with Neal Street regarding the Ochre Personal though... better shipping rates too....

    Steve

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  5. @Alison Thanks. Will check out the cherry red classic (is this like the cross?). Always like a bargain so will keep my eyes on Ebay. Noticed after I posted that the catalogue has the Holborn A4 with handles in the picture (in wine) but it is not listed in that colour. Wondering now if it is a typo in the catalogue.

    @LaurieJust checked the current Filofax catalogue (2011- 2012) and the Ochre Malden is listed in personal size. Perhaps they have run out of stock. I have that model and it is looking better with age... loving the worn in look.

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  6. @Steve thanks for the info, the A5 ring size issue made me think of yours and I wonder what their ring size actually is. I'd be sending it to my in-laws to bring to me later this month so I'd want to order from a US shipper so I don't have to pay international postage.

    @GC I'm pretty sure the Classic is the Cross, just re-named. Thank you for checking the catalog, I'm glad the Ochre is still listed. Maybe I won't have to panic-buy this one after all! If I decide I really want it, I can have my mom bring it to me in Scotland when we meet her there for Christmas.

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  7. Has anyone got any recommendations for storage boxes for A5 paper. Nothing too fancy.

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  8. @laurie - "panic buy" LOL!

    I picked up a pocket Finsbury on eBay over the weekend. I'd been haunting eBay for a few weeks looking at pockets and minis and this was a new listing at a reasonable price, so I scooped it up. I think it's a 2009 version; it's sort of a light sky blue? It's hard to tell from the photos but it doesn't look aqua, it looks more blue. Probably take a couple weeks to get it, so I'm in suspense until then.

    Also got my order from FF USA with the personal computer paper. I messed around with it a bit and the FF print-to-file software which I still cannot get to work for the personal size. So I just made a Word document and that worked fine.

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  9. Awe, I'm bummed to have missed the Skype chat Sunday- it was the first day that the bf and I had off of work (at the same time) in quite a while! Needless to say, he banned me from social media so we could spend time together.

    Glad to hear it was yet another successful chat!

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  10. Hi Laurie, I contacted Filofax about the Malden Ochre a couple of weeks ago and was told it will be available again by mid July, apparently they were waiting on them arriving into their stock from where they are made.

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  11. @Steve--if any of your Filofaxes came in those nice, sturdy boxes (instead of the sleeve) and you held on to them, they are perfect for holding loose A5 paper. I keep mine in my bookcase as a bookend to my Filofaxes.

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  12. Thank you Craig! That's great news.

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