Aug 272014
 

When I got my beautiful Van Der Spek I decided I wasn’t going to get any more.  I did, and still have, deleted all my searches on Ebay, though I do still look at the Gillio selling group as one of those would really complete my collection.

But, occasionally I get bored, or I’m waiting for a scene to render in Vue so I’ll get itchy fingers and look at what’s around on Ebay.  That said, I’ve ended up with these two.

Franklin Covey Classic

The Franklin Covey Classic is rather old and battered.  I entered a silly price on “Best offer” and it was accepted.  The postage cost me more than the binder!   The old name on the front is easy to cover up and I’m waiting for some dark green resoration polish, so I’ll post more photos when those issues have been dealt with.

Franklin Covey Classic

Franklin Covey Classic

Franklin Covey Classic

The rings are tight despite it’s age. There are 2 pen loops – always a bonus, and several pockets front and rear

No card slots but that’s not an issue as this will only ever sit on my desk.

See the photos after renovation here

 

Cross 1846 Medium – Dark Chocolate with Medium Chocolate

I’m really not sure why I bought this one.  I have personal sized planners coming out of my ears.  Still, the deed was done and here it is.  It’s from the 1846 Collection.  Italian leather, nice and smooth on the outside.  The inside and contrasting trim is a kind of cross-grained leather.  It’s quite stiff but I’m hoping it’ll become more flexible with use (when I find a use for it).  It came in a snazzy gift box complete with Cross pen.  It smells of leather, not chocolate 😉

Cross 1846 Personal

Cross 1846 Personal

Not sure I’ll get along with the pen. It’s a bit too chunky for me

Cross 1846 Personal