My choices were to get a Glen Royal binder (advantage: from Scotland, where I live and made of thick bridle leather), a Van der Spek binder (advantage: total choice in colors) or a vintage Filofax (advantage: time-tested construction and the Filofax style I love).
Just a day after I put out the call to my Facebook friends, Steve texted me (FROM FRANCE) to let me know there were some vintage Filofaxes for sale, in case I was interested. Was I!! I rushed home (but did not break the speed limit, thank you Mr. Morton) to log in and, lo and behold, there was my dream binder.
A personal size Sherwood Filofax, to be exact, in supple soft SCOTTISH calf leather! It's a gorgeous caramel brown, which is a fantastic color because it's classic, will age well and will never go out of style (personally or globally).
The best part is, it's never been used despite being more than 20 years old! And to add to the excitement, it cost MUCH less than I had expected to spend! I won't say how much I paid but I was very pleasantly surprised at the price.
Get a good look at it now, in its pristine condition, because it will never look like this again. It will be used, loved, shoved into bags, inevitably dropped on the floor, scuffed, scratched and dented. It will live a full life, a busy life, and (I hope) a happy life with me.
|Personal Sherwood Filofax circa early 1990's|
Huge thanks to Steve for giving me the heads-up, because had he not I'm sure this would have gone fast. And enormous thanks to Jette for selling it to me, and for her patience with my payment technical difficulties!
|All moved in and ready to roll!|
Stay tuned for my adventures with Sherwood!