15 January 2019

Free For All Tuesday - No. 415

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14 January 2019

Filofax addresses

Whilst I was creating the new website of Filofax Catalogues, I noticed all the various addresses shown on the catalogues through the years.

Whilst the table isn't a definitive time line of the addresses, it however does give us some record of where Filofax and Lefax were located through the years.

I hope you find it of interest. If you have any additional locations please mention them in the comments below.




Year
Address
Map Link
Notes
1914
Standard Corporation,
Pennsylvania Building
Chestnut Street
Philadelphia
Lefax
1
1920
Sheridan Building
125 South 9th Street
Philadelphia
Lefax
2
1921
W & T Rouce
Appold Street
London, EC2
Norman and Hill Ltd
Exact number not known.
3
1929
40 Foster Lane,
Cheapside,
London, EC2
Norman and Hill Ltd
4
1937
16 Newgate Street,
London, EC1
Norman and Hill Ltd
5
1940
Aldgate Street
London, EC1
Norman and Hill Ltd
Exact number not known.
Bombed out 30 December 1940
6
1944
47c Queens Road
Watford
Herts
Norman and Hill Ltd
7
1981
Plough Yard Works,
Plough Yard,
Hearn Street,
London, EC2A 3PR
Norman & Hill (Filofax) sales
Not sure of the precise location.
8
1987
Filofax House
Forest Road
Ilford IG6 3HP
Filofax
9
1988
Lefax Publishing,
9 Murray Street,
London NW1 9RE
Lefax Publishing
10
1988
Lefax Publishing,
28 Shelton Street
London WC2
Lefax shop
11
1991
Le Jour et L'Heure,
13 Rue Oudinot,
75007, Paris
Filofax France
12
1992
Filofax Centre
21 Conduit Street,
London W1
Filofax Shop
13
1992
4th Floor,
4 Brandon Road,
London, N7 9TP
Lefax UK
14
1992
32 Rue de Francs Bourgeois,
75003, Paris
Lefax France
15
1993
32 Rue de Francs Bourgeois,
75003, Paris
Filofax France
16
1993
Filofax Inc,
500 West Avenue,
Stamford, Connecticut,
Filofax Inc (USA)
17
1994
Filofax Ltd Waverley House,
7-12 Noel Street,
London, W1V 4BA
Filofax Ltd
18
1994
Filofax Inc, Building
101, Merritt 7, Norwalk,
CT 06851, USA
Filofax Inc (USA)
19
1994
Filofax GMBH
Am Weisse Berg 3,
61476 Kronberg im Taunus,
Germany
Filofax De
20
1994
Filofax SARL,
89 Rue De Sèvres,
75006, Paris,
France
Filofax France
21
1994
Balderbækvej 31,
DK-2635 Ishøj,
Denmark
Filofax DK
22
1996
Baybond Mail Order
P.O. Box 133,
Burgess Hill,
West Sussex
RH15 9FT
Mail Order, not sure about this one
PO Box Numbers can be reused!
23
1998
Unit 3, Victoria Gardens,
Burgess Hill,
West Sussex,
RH15 9NB
Filofax UK
24
1999
Filofax Inc,
372 Danbury Road,
Suite 171,
Wilton, CT 06897,
USA
Filofax USA
25
2002
Filofax Shop,
68 Neal Street,
Covent Garden,
London, WC2H 9PJ
Filofax shop
26
2005
Filofax GmbH
Am Kronberger Hang 3
D-65824 Schwalbach
Filofax DE
27
2010
Filofax SARL
69-73 Boulevard Victor Hugo,
93400 Saint-Ouen
Filofax France
28
2015
FLB Group
21 Perrymount Road,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex, RH16 3TP
FLB Group
29
Thornybank Industrial Estate,
Dalkeith,
Midlothian, EH22 2NE
Filofax-Letts
Factory and Warehouse
30
Rediform, Inc.
555 Airline Drive Coppell,
TX 75019
Filofax Blueline Rediform USA
31

Nearly all of the sites are no longer Filofax addresses apart from the most recent ones as far as we know. 

This list has been put together for historical interest only.

Footnotes: These will include details of the source of the information above to aid more detailed research.

  1.  
  2. Post card date stamped 24 March 1920 - https://www.hipstamp.com/listing/1920-san-luis-potosi-mexico-commercial-cover-to-philadelphia-usa-sunburst-label/20974041  
  3. Filofax Facts - Ian Sinclair - Page 1. 
  4. Grace's Guide - https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Norman_and_Hill
  5. Catalogue cover for 1937 - https://philofaxy.blogspot.com/2012/01/journey-back-in-time-part-1.html
  6. Filofax Facts - Ian Sinclair - Page 2-3.

12 January 2019

Web Finds - 12 January 2019

So I hope you have had a good week

So now it is time to enjoy a few blog posts from around the internet,  so grab a drink and make yourself comfortable for our weekly round-up.

Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Web Finds - 5 January 2019
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Information Pages
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 414
  5. Web Finds - 9 January 2019
  6. Lefax Radio Log and Catalogue - 1928
  7. Free For All Friday No 530 by Laurie
So here are the latest Filofax and other brand blog posts from around the Internet. Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts you enjoyed reading, all bloggers enjoy getting comments.
  1. GTD Summit in Amsterdam - Getting Things Done
  2. Artline Monday - How to start planning - She's Eclectic
  3. Surprise - Miscellaneous Ramblings of a Thirty-Something DIYer
  4. How I Plan – Weekly Planning - Sam Alderson
  5. How To Set Achievable Goals - Quo Vadis Blog
  6. How to Understand Your Core: Values + Passions + Strengths - Day Designer
  7. Planning System for 2019 - Plan. Adventure. Live.
  8. 2019 Planner Walk Thru - Tales From A Polk County Girl
  9. SMART Goal Setting 101 | How to Set & Achieve Your Goals This Year! - Strange & Charmed
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11 January 2019

Free For All Friday No 530 by Laurie

I know the holidays are the last thing anyone wants to think about right now, but I just had to share my success!

This year I managed to get all my holiday preparations, including international packages sent, in plenty of time (unlike last year where I ended up sending international packages after the holidays were over)!

Last year after being disorganized and perpetually behind, I made notes in the upcoming December pages of my Filofax with reminders of when to do things (early), what to send and when, and a 4 week countdown of preparations. I'm happy to report it worked really well!

I have already moved those holiday preparation pages forward to my December pages for this year. In addition, I have added some new notes and reminders.

Did your Filofax help you have holiday success this year?

And as always on Fridays, feel free to discuss and/ or ask anything ring binder organizer related!

10 January 2019

Lefax Radio Log and Catalogue - 1928

I've shared this before, but at the time I don't think I highlighted the catalogue part of the log.

Looking at it with fresh eyes it is surprising how many inserts Lefax made available back in 1928.

Sadly we only have the titles of them, but all the same you can get an idea of the breadth of the subjects covered by Lefax back then.































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09 January 2019

Web Finds - 9 January 2019

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

So now it is time to enjoy a great collection of videos from around the internet.

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. 2019 wellness VDS pocket planner - Maggiehearts
  2. Filofax Finsbury Pocket Setup -  Susi B.
  3. Franklin Covey Compact to Van der Spek Touch Me Standard - GMJ Plans
  4. How to Use Weekly Compass Cards - Franklin Covey Roles, Big Rocks & Sharpen the Saw - 2019 Planner - Tonya Plans
  5. Pocket planner set up 2019 - filofax Malden pocket - Mylanjos
  6. A6 rings-2019 planner setup-foxy fix rings-January 2019 - ginplansxo
  7. New Ostrich Leather Planner and how it's better than FILOFAX/ MySummerTouch - mysummertouch
  8. My Pocket Planner Setup | Filofax Domino Soft Pink - Hannah's Haven
  9. 2019 Pocket Filofax set up / using happie scrappie sub - MommyWithA planner
  10. My Filofax Pocket Croc functional Set up for 2019 / ft. PeanutsPlannerCo, EllemonPaperCo - Tiffy Butter
  11. Filofax Wochendeko KW 52 - Timelapse - starflower_plans
  12. My 2019 Filofax Diary Setup - KENTfromOZ - Kent from Oz
  13. Hobonichi Cousin Overview - Size Comparison (Weeks, A6 and Filofax) + Setup Ideas - My Wonderful Planner
  14. How To Use Digital Planner | Franklin Planner Daily and Weekly Digital Planning with Goodnotes - Tonya Plans
  • For tips on how to improve your videos, please see this post.  Also this video too Webfinds 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser Videos could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
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Enjoy




08 January 2019

Free For All Tuesday - No. 414

So what questions or discussion points have you got for us today?

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a more experienced user of organisers, we want to hear your thoughts, questions, opinions etc.

Make today the one day you post a comment or a question.

It is Tuesday after all so fire away.

07 January 2019

Information Pages

Between Christmas and New Year I spent quite a bit of time updating the non-planner pages of my A5 organiser.

It had been some time since I had reviewed these pages, some were ok, some were very out of date. I kept quite a few of the pages to continue using them. In some cases I re-printed a few of them because they had got a little ragged around the holes through use.

Some of the pages had come with previous Filofax diary inserts, so I wanted to have my own versions of these pages so as to be able to update the contents as and when necessary.

Looking around on line I found most of the information I wanted just not in the format that would be easy to print on A5 paper. So with a bit of copying and pasting and reformatting I was able to produce the following pages which of course you can download and print for your own use.
  • International Dialling Codes - Compact version .doc .pdf 
  • International Dialling Codes - Full version .doc .pdf
  • Conversions .doc .pdf
  • Notable Dates in 2019 .doc .pdf
  • Popular Paper and Page sizes - .doc .pdf


I hope you find them useful. 


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05 January 2019

Web Finds - 5 January 2019

So I hope you have had a good week

So now it is time to enjoy a few blog posts from around the internet,  so grab a drink and make yourself comfortable for our weekly round-up.

Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Web Finds - 29 December 2018
  2. Inserts for 2019
  3. A Date For Your Diary - Sunday 6 January 2019
  4. Happy New Year FFAT 413
  5. Web Finds - 2 January 2019
  6. Highlights for December 2018
  7. Free For All Friday - No. 529
So here are the latest Filofax and other brand blog posts from around the Internet. Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts you enjoyed reading, all bloggers enjoy getting comments.
  1. Planning for the coming year - The KohKohNut
  2. VDS Refill Sizes - Blog Vdsshop
  3. Habit 1: Be Proactive - FranklinPlanner Talk
  4. Determining your Priorities for the upcoming year - Quo Vadis Blog
  5. Filofaxes, bullet journals, leather notebooks, and workbooks at Clas Ohlson - This Bug's Life
  6. 2019 Focus Points - Well Planned Life
  7. The Franklin Five: January 2019 - FranklinPlanner Talk
  8. Make Your Resolutions Stick - Time Management Ninja
  9. No Spend Tracker Printable - I Love It All
  • We monitor over 400 blogs and sites, your Filofax/Organiser blog posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • We can not guarantee people will read your posts, but we know there is a higher chance of people reading your posts and returning to read other posts if you make them interesting with pictures and good hints and tips. Do not forget to give your posts a title... 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • For some general tips on Filofax Blogging, please see this post
  • Consider joining our Facebook group - Filofax for Philofaxy fans
And have you tried reading one of my Flipboard magazines yet? It works great on a tablet or smart phone, but you can view them on a desktop machine as well. Be sure to Follow the ones you like and you will get notifications when I update them.

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