19 April 2017

Tell us about...... 4

So I'm sure quite a few of us buy and sell organisers with view to keeping the size of our organiser collection under control... I've not learnt how to do this yet!

However, I'm sure there must be some of you out there that have sold organisers and then later regretted it. May be not straight away but a few weeks later you wished you had never sold a particular one. Sound familiar?

What was the one organiser you regretted selling and you wished you could get it back again?

Please tell us in the comments below.


  1. My first VdS senior. Preloved 20mm unwidened senior with smooth black Touch Me leather exterior, old pink interior and silver Krause rings. Just the basic layout. I regretted it the second I mailed it.

  2. Hi, mine was a Personal size green Epping Filofax purchased in 1998. Makes no sense to regret it since I don't currently use Personal size, but it was so simply elegant and who knew Filofax would stop making such quality products. I suppose I could have hoarded it along with my A5 Sandhurst :)

    Heather at vanilla folders

  3. I swapped both my Balmorals 10CLFJ 5/4 and then I realized they was quite rare and precious for my vintage collection.

  4. My first try using A5 - Aston in Cobalt that I purchase on eBay, with nothing in it. It was gorgeous - squishy leather and a very functional interior layout.

    I made the mistake of trying out A5 just at the very time that FFUSA was moving warehouses and had no stock of A5 inserts available. I was very new to the Filofax brand after years of US ring brands, and struggled with getting the Ray/Steve inserts setup to my needs.

    So I sold it, and I've regretted it many times since.

  5. Where do I start? There have been so many - some I've sold for financial reasons; others to fund another planner , that I was so sure was a better match for my needs. Right.
    I couldn't possibly pick just one-
    1. Balmoral personal, brand new, in red.
    2. Two new personal Crimson Maldens, that when impossible to find in the USA stores, I purchased them from the Filofax store in France.
    3. The Deco in Ruby-both the personal AND the pocket. It was lined in cream colored suede.
    4. Pink Finchley in Personal and Pocket.
    5. The limited edition Gillio Bellleza - number 9
    6. Filofax personal size, black (real) Ostrich. Also brand new in box, won on eBay for 20% of its list price. But this one I was lucky enough to buy back from a very kind friend, who never used it, and took excellent care of it. Thank you so much.
    Lessons learned: Always be fair and friendly when selling or buying here; treat others as you would want to be treated. It's always a good rule in life!
    (And you never know when YOU might need a special favour from a kindred spirit--one who understands us fellow planner nuts!

  6. I once had a personal-sized binder in reindeer skin, that's no longer being made. Sadly, I sold it in one of my regular bouts of cupboard clearing :(