Alan has shared with us this great post about a model I was not familiar with.
When I saw the name “Burlington” on the eBay listing, I assumed it was a mistake, as I had never heard of a Filofax with that model name. However, once I looked at the pictures accompanying I was very intrigued. What I saw was a smooth calf leather model with ring protectors, so I knew I had to bid, and as has happened (likely) too many times, I won.
What a lovely item! Its rich calf leather had been gently worn to a velvety patina,
This is one of the USA made models from the late 1990s, like the Dorchester, Connaught, Epping, and Ascot. (Maybe I’m being a bit too conspiratorial, but that’s five models starting with the letters A, B, C, D, and E!)
The layout is amazing: Two full length pockets on the inside front cover, two full length pockets on the inside back cover, plus a zip pocket on the back cover and eight card holder slots on the front cover, Each cover has a pen loop.
The Burlington appears in the 1998 and 1999 catalogs and originally sold for £168 in 1999, one of the pricier items in the Personal range, more than the Sandhurst (£89), Ascot (£105) and Devonshire (£157). The colour range was described in the catalog as Raven Black and Teak Brown. A few months later, I won a well-used brown Burlington.
Thank you Alan.