06 December 2018

Old Inserts

Filofax inserts have for some reason always been a bit of a fascination of mine.

When I first bought my Filofax Winchester in 1986 there was a huge range of inserts available from Filofax. Just look at the 1987 catalogue and you will see what I mean.

I would be sometimes tempted to buy a pack of a particular insert just to add it to my organiser even though at the time I had no immediate use for them! I guess I wasn't the only one either.

So over the years I've acquired samples of a lot of the old inserts. I've scanned them in and I'm going to share the scans with you today. Here on the blog I'm only going to share a small sample of the total collection, the reason being is there are nearly 70 scans, rather too many for your average blog post.

However, you can view the full collection on our Filofax Catalogue site here.









As always the pictorial content of this post is the intellectual property of Filofax Group Ltd. The scans are reproduced here with the full permission of Filofax Group Ltd. for educational and non-commercial usage.

9 comments:

  1. This is a good initiative thanks Steve - you’ve been busy.
    One day perhaps we can assemble a comprehensive set.

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  2. For some reason I particularly like forms which have, what I assume, is an index box.

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    1. Yes I agree. The Lefax system was very strong on indexing the sheets, and the boxes on these forms are a simplified version.

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  3. This is neat. I wonder what people do with the circular graph paper.

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    1. I was going to ask the same thing.

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    2. Polar coordinates are sometimes used in maths, science, navigation etc.
      I can remember using them to plot the surfaces of crystalline materials in my student days, although not on Filofax sheets.

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  4. Oh, I love old inserts. I always scour garage sales and thrift shops looking for old Franklin Covey pages--you'd be surprised how much I've found. People abandoned their planners, donated them, and if you're in the right place at the right time you might stumble across a beautiful leather binder full of early 90s Franklin Quest pages, unused! It's happened a few times, enough to make me be on alert for the next possible find.

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  5. I purchased my Winchester around 1985 and still have a few of the same inserts (World map, graph paper) and others- London Underground and suburban railway map and publication index pages, particularly useful as I was a post-doctoral clinical researcher. I still have a plastic Filofax (can't recall the model) which served as my lab methods notebook. Hard to believe I was ever so organised!

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  6. Thanks for a great post, Steve, as I love the old inserts too.
    If I could, I'd travel back in time to be able to visit a store when they used to have them all out on display.

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