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Filofax

The remarkable popularity of Filofax over the past decade has naturally led many people to believe it is a relatively new concept. Yet its origins go back as far as the First World War when an Englishman working in the USA, came across an American organizing system consisting largely of technical more...

leaves for engineers and scientists. In 1921, shortly after this discovery, a London based company was formed to market personal organization systems in the UK by mail order. In 1930 they registered the trademark "Filofax", the name having derived from the description "file of facts".

A strong clientelle was built up especially amongst military and the clergy and at one point a Filofax was a compulsory purchase at the British Army Staff College in Camberley!

However, it is the forward thinking of one employee that ensured the name Filofax has lived into the 2000s. Grace Scurr joined the company between the wars as a temporary secretary and saw the value in listing all of the company's supplier and customer details in her Filofax as a back up to the office filing system.

This foresight proved to be invaluable during the Blitz in 1940, when the Aldersgate Street offices were totally destroyed along with all of the company records. Grace, upon surveying the sight, immediately set about re-building the company from her notes which she had taken home with her each evening, and the company was back in business within days in Watford and away from the bombs, this time!

Thirty years later, Grace retired from her position as Chairman. In 1976, a business by the name of Pocketfax was formed by two avid Filofax users to market Filofax and other products by mail order, from their home.

Such was their enthusiasm for the product and their belief in its potential that in 1980 they purchased the company and the name, and set about developing and marketing Filofax into the household name that it has become today.

The business continued to grow and moved to larger premises in Ilford in Essex, and by 1987 had a retail network of 1,250 outlets in the UK alone, with many others in the world's major cities.

The Filofax personal organizer had developed from a simple loose-leaf diary and notebook into an indispensable organizer and status symbol for the 80s. Prestigious stores around the world stocked Filofax, Harrods and Harvey Nichols in London, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales in the US, Bon Genie in Switzerland, Galleries Lafayette in Paris and Seibu in Japan amongst others.

Today the Filofax personal organizer continues to be a valuable and practical asset to people in all walks of life.

In 2001 the Letts Filofax Group was formed after Charles Letts and Company Limited acquired the Filofax Group. Today Filofax UK is responsible for the sales and marketing of the Filofax personal organizer ranges.

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Filofax store in Australia
manufacturer website: www.filofax.co.uk
Holborn Organiser Pocket blue FILOFAX - 1
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Pocket Organisers
FILOFAX

Holborn Organiser Pocket blue

025610
$88.90
Organiser made of premium, fine full grain bison leather with a patina that makes each organiser unique.
Holborn Organiser Personal blue FILOFAX - 1
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Personal Organisers
FILOFAX

Holborn Organiser Personal blue

025608
$102.88
Organiser made of premium, fine full grain bison leather with a patina that makes each organiser unique.
Holborn Organiser A5 blue FILOFAX - 1
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A5 Organisers
FILOFAX

Holborn Organiser A5 blue

025606
$141.70
Organiser made of premium, fine full grain bison leather with a patina that makes each organiser unique.
Finsbury Diár A5 Slate Grey FILOFAX - 1
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A5 Organisers
FILOFAX

Finsbury Diár A5 Slate Grey

029506
$104.82
Classic, expressive and stylish, such is the leather diary from the Finsbury collection. The boards are made of our unique and soft leather, which has been hand-crafted to achieve a two-tone effect.
Finsbury Personal Organiser Slate Grey FILOFAX - 1
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Personal Organisers
FILOFAX

Finsbury Personal Organiser Slate Grey

029510
$69.49
Classic, expressive and stylish, such is the leather diary from the Finsbury collection. The boards are made of our unique and soft leather, which has been hand-crafted to achieve a two-tone effect.
Finsbury Pocket Organiser Slate Grey FILOFAX - 1
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Pocket Organisers
FILOFAX

Finsbury Pocket Organiser Slate Grey

029512
$63.96
Classic, expressive and stylish, such is the leather diary from the Finsbury collection. The boards are made of our unique and soft leather, which has been hand-crafted to achieve a two-tone effect.
Finsbury Mini Organiser Slate Grey FILOFAX - 1
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Mini Organisers
FILOFAX

Finsbury Mini Organiser Slate Grey

029508
$60.37
Classic, expressive and stylish, such is the leather diary from the Finsbury collection. The boards are made of our unique and soft leather, which has been hand-crafted to achieve a two-tone effect.
Week to View Diary Confetti A5 2022 FILOFAX - 1
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Organiser & Clipbook Diary refills
FILOFAX

Week to View Diary Confetti A5 2022

6859122
$18.63
Plan in style with our diary set from the Confetti collection.
Week to View Diary Confetti Personal 2022 FILOFAX - 1
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Organiser & Clipbook Diary refills
FILOFAX

Week to View Diary Confetti Personal 2022

6849122
$14.95
Plan in style with our diary set from the Confetti collection.
Week to View Diary Confetti Pocket 2022 FILOFAX - 1
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Organiser & Clipbook Diary refills
FILOFAX

Week to View Diary Confetti Pocket 2022

6829122
$13.78
Plan in style with our diary set from the Confetti collection.
Week to View Diary Garden A5 2022 FILOFAX - 1
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Organiser & Clipbook Diary refills
FILOFAX

Week to View Diary Garden A5 2022

6859222
$18.63
Plan ahead with our diary set from the Garden collection.
Week to View Diary Garden Pocket 2022 FILOFAX - 1
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Organiser & Clipbook Diary refills
FILOFAX

Week to View Diary Garden Pocket 2022

6829222
$13.78
Plan ahead with our diary set from the Garden collection.
Week to View Diary Garden Personal 2022 FILOFAX - 1
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Organiser & Clipbook Diary refills
FILOFAX

Week to View Diary Garden Personal 2022

6849222
$14.95
Plan ahead with our diary set from the Garden collection.
In Showroom The Original Centennial Limited edition Multi-fit Stickers FILOFAX - 1
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Personal Organiser refills
FILOFAX

The Original Centennial Limited edition Multi-fit Stickers

132788
$7.76
Customise your stationary with our Centennial sticker ste. Designed to enhance your everyday plans, this set includes six sheets of stickers in charcoal, blush, beige and sky shades with gold foil accents - celebrate in style! 
In Showroom Week to View Diary Minimal Personal 2022 FILOFAX - 1
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Organiser & Clipbook Diary refills
FILOFAX

Week to View Diary Minimal Personal 2022

6849022
$13.10
Add a touch of personality to your plans with the Minimal diary set.
Week to View Diary Minimal A5 Vertical 2022 FILOFAX - 1
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Organiser & Clipbook Diary refills
FILOFAX

Week to View Diary Minimal A5 Vertical 2022

6859322
$16.79
Add a touch of personality to your plans with the Minimal diary set.
Week to View Diary Minimal A5 2022 FILOFAX - 1
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Organiser & Clipbook Diary refills
FILOFAX

Week to View Diary Minimal A5 2022

6859022
$16.79
Add a touch of personality to your plans with the Minimal diary set.
The Original Centennial Limited edition Roller Charcoal FILOFAX - 1
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Rollerballs
FILOFAX

The Original Centennial Limited edition Roller Charcoal

132786
$16.50
Write in style with rollerball pens from our celebratory Centennial Collection. With smooth, refillable black gel ink, these are perfect for daily scribbles and can be stored in our colour coordinated organisers. 
The Original Centennial Limited edition Roller Blush FILOFAX - 1
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Rollerballs
FILOFAX

The Original Centennial Limited edition Roller Blush

132785
$16.50
Write in style with rollerball pens from our celebratory Centennial Collection. With smooth, refillable black gel ink, these are perfect for daily scribbles and can be stored in our colour coordinated organisers. 
In Showroom The Original Centennial Limited edition Roller Skye FILOFAX - 1
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Rollerballs
FILOFAX

The Original Centennial Limited edition Roller Skye

132787
$16.50
Write in style with rollerball pens from our celebratory Centennial Collection. With smooth, refillable black gel ink, these are perfect for daily scribbles and can be stored in our colour coordinated organisers. 
Week to View Diary Minimal Pocket 2022 FILOFAX - 1
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Organiser & Clipbook Diary refills
FILOFAX

Week to View Diary Minimal Pocket 2022

6829022
$12.71
Add a touch of personality to your plans with the Minimal diary set.
The Original Centennial Limited edition A5 Organiser Blush FILOFAX - 1
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A5 Organisers
FILOFAX

The Original Centennial Limited edition A5 Organiser Blush

029601
$173.73
Featuring a new dated refill in a clean, minimal layout designed with the contemporary user in mind, these organisers include considered details such as gold rings, gold stitching and a special popper cap celebrating Filofax´s 100-years anniversary.
In Showroom The Original Centennial Limited edition A5 Organiser Charcoal FILOFAX - 1
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A5 Organisers
FILOFAX

The Original Centennial Limited edition A5 Organiser Charcoal

029602
$173.73
Featuring a new dated refill in a clean, minimal layout designed with the contemporary user in mind, these organisers include considered details such as gold rings, gold stitching and a special popper cap celebrating Filofax´s 100-years anniversary.
In Showroom The Original Centennial Limited edition A5 Organiser Skye FILOFAX - 1
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A5 Organisers
FILOFAX

The Original Centennial Limited edition A5 Organiser Skye

029600
$173.73
Featuring a new dated refill in a clean, minimal layout designed with the contemporary user in mind, these organisers include considered details such as gold rings, gold stitching and a special popper cap celebrating Filofax´s 100-years anniversary.
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