23 July 2019

Free For All Tuesday - No. 442

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.

We are here to answer your questions.

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

It is Tuesday after all so fire away.

22 July 2019

D.F. Sanders & Co - Lefax 1985-1986

This weeks catalogue is the D.F. Sanders & Co Lefax catalogue, again thank you to Sheldon for sending me this catalogue.

D.F Sanders & Co was The Design Store in New York with stores on Madison Avenue and West Broadway. [Source - New York Magazine]

D.F. Sanders was David F. Sanders who sadly died from complications associated with AIDS in April 1989, he was only 42 years old and the founder of the Design Store. The business closed in 1988. [Source: The New York Times]




















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The scans are reproduced here for educational and research purposes only.

21 July 2019

Silent Sunday

Red Winchester on its way back from holiday in Cyprus - contents of my cabin luggage (bottle of water drunk)  

20 July 2019

Web Finds - Saturday 20 July 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. Free For All Friday - No. 556 by Steve
  2. Web Finds - Saturday 13 July 2019
  3. Silent Sunday
  4. The Londonhouse Corporation Filofax Catalogue 1985 - 1986
  5. Free For All Tuesday - No. 441
  6. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 17 July 2019
  7. Paper Hole Punch - 100 years and still going strong!
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. Bloggers Like Us : An Intro -  Sam Alderson
  2. Bloggers Like Us #1 - The Scrapbook Girl
  3. Bloggers Like Us: A New Creative Blogging Circle - Kerrymay._.Makes
  4. Bloggers Like Us #1 - Read, Write, Inspire
  5. Using Your Planner to Document Your Summer Plans - FranklinPlanner Talk
  6. A Planner for Digital Lovers - Wendaful Planning
  7. 5 Ways to Create Space for New Experiences This Summer - Day Designer
  8. Summer Bucket List - FranklinPlanner Talk
  9. NEW Printable! – On Dreams and Stuff - Lime Tree Fruits
  10. Journal Joy - Billie's Craft Room
  11. 5 Ways to Stay Motivated - Sam Alderson
  12. RESTOCK: medium Compagna 16 July 2019 - Blog | Gillio
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19 July 2019

Free For All Friday No. 557 by Anita

During my work lunch hour, I often go downstairs in our building to sit in a communal area with my book and Filofax. I say hello to anyone I know and then lose myself in my book and sometimes make some notes or plan. The other day, I did a bit of people watching first and realised that I was the only one that wasn't using a smartphone. I suppose to look at me then, you may think that I might be a bit of a Luddite, which is definitely not the case as I love my MacBook Pro that I purchased some years ago. As I spend most of my day using spreadsheets or accounting software, I find that I enjoy having a break from looking at a screen and having my Filofax there helps me capture any thoughts that might pop up in this down time.

Has anyone assumed that you don't like technology because you use a paper organiser?

And as always on Fridays, please feel free to discuss anything ringbound planner related.
Have a great weekend. 

18 July 2019

Paper Hole Punch - 100 years and still going strong!

The humble hole punch or perforating machine as it was originally called, hasn't changed that much in over 100 years. Well not in terms of the basic mechanical design that is.

Current models look something like this:

As you can see the original patent awarded to  J.C. Parker and C. T. Keet in 1918, the hole punch works in basically the same way as it does now.

John Parker of Philadelphia USA was the original person behind the Lefax brand. He sold subscriptions for engineering and other collections of inserts from 1910 onwards. I have some of these from the 1920's and 1950's.

Norman and Hill Ltd, a firm of London Printers started to import Lefax binders and inserts in 1921. By 1930 Grace Scurr, the secretary at Norman and Hill had come up with the name 'Filofax' standing for 'File of Facts'.

Lefax continued to trade as separate company until Filofax bought the company in 1992.




The scans are reproduced here for educational and research purposes only.

You will find some higher resolution scans of these pages here.

Thank you to Alan for originally supplying a copy of the patent file. 

17 July 2019

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 17 July 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. Custom Van Der Spek Ostrich Cover Collection - Planner Mumsy
  2. Compact Travel Planner #Onebookjuly2019 - miles and coffee rv
  3. Franklin Covey + ARC Planner Flipthrough-- Planning from a GUYS Perspective! - OhioValleyCouponer
  4. Plan With Me - 8th July: The one where I'm a bit discombobulated... - Rachel Blundell
  5. What's in My Bag - The Bags I Use for My Pocket and Personal Size Planners - the planner spot
  6. #onebookjuly2019 Update| Franklin Covey Compact Leadership Inserts Unboxing - Antonisha La'Shay
  7. Filofax Pocket Original Updated Setup! - CIAO IT'S DANIELLE
  8. 2019-2020 Teacher Planner - teach.plan.explore
  9. Filofax Clipbook Unboxing - Jerodelle Trinidad
  10. Filofax Original Personal | Planner Filp | 2019 - arlene rocha
  11. Floraler Vintagelook | KW 27 im Filofax - dekoRIAt
  12. Filofax Clipbook Travel Planner - The Life Facilitator
  13. 10 Facts About Me – Planneredition – Ich Fand Filofaxing Albern / Meine Filofax Malden Sammlung - Schreibtischchaos
  14. Filofax Wochendeko KW 27 - starflower_plans
  15. Filofax Domino Soft Flip Through | RachelBeautyPlans - Rachel Beauty Plans
  16. Planner Setup | 2019 - 20 | Personal Filofax Original - Living Letter Designs
  17. Pocket Filofax Domino Luxe 2019 | Travelers Notebook Flip - Life With MJB
  18. Comparing the Filofax, Luxe Wallet, & Kate Spade for the Cash Envelope System! | DebtFreePanda - Amanda Spezia
  19. How I create my weekly pages in my FILOFAX || PLAN with me || DIY - Lady of Huntingdon
  20. Filofax Notebook - Not Just Another Notebook - Filofax
  21. Moving Back Into My Filofax | One Book July Day 14 - Ganchi_mH
  22. Unboxing Filofax Saffiano - grazimakeup. 92
  23. How I Use an Erin Condren Petite Daily Planner in A5 Rings - Caffeinated Cait
  24. Filofax Flipthrough July 2019 | One Book July Day 15 - Ganchi_mH
  • 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






16 July 2019

Free For All Tuesday - No. 441

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.

We are here to answer your questions.

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

It is Tuesday after all so fire away.

15 July 2019

The Londonhouse Corporation Filofax Catalogue 1985-1986

This week we go back to a catalogue from the USA from 1985, as the 'exclusive licensee for the The British Filofax System' I'm presuming this corporation existed before Filofax USA came in to being.

They no longer seem to exist, or not under that name. The address on the back of the catalogue is just a typical shared office building close to Santa Monica airport.

Once again thank you to Sheldon in Canada for sending me this catalogue


























You can find higher resolution scans of these pages here.

The scans are reproduced here for educational and research purposes only.