Onoto De La Rue

Originally an extremely successful colour printing company the business went from strength to strength in the early 1800's, mainly due to it's Playing card business and by 1833 it was able to move into impressive accommodation in Finsbury London. Soon after The business moved into stationary and were awarded a four year contract with the board of the inland revenue to produce stamps By the late 1880's De La Rue were producing their first writing instruments. Initially producing Hard rubber Stylographs and Eyedroppers the company then invented it's own filling system which became extremely successful by 1912. Early Piston fills and the later extremely high quality leverfill are much sought after. Onoto de la Rue's have exceptionally high quality nibs.  
  Onoto Magna 1873 in Chased Black with gold fill trim. This highly collectable pen is in ABSOLUTE MINT condition in original box. Piston fill - with all new seals. Fitted with the original twin tone, huge size 7, 14kt gold super smooth medium to fine tipped nib. c1946

£1250


Early Onoto Eye dropper Ink Pencil in Ripple Red Hard Rubber. In Absolute MINT condition. Fully restored and writes perfectly with a smooth point. Measures 105 mm long capped. Rare to find in this condition

c1922

£90


Early Onoto Plunger filling Ink Pencil in Ripple Red Hard Rubber. In Perfect Near Mint condition.  Fully restored and writes perfectly with a smooth point. Measures 120 mm long capped. Rare to find in this condition

c1926

£90


Superb Onoto Self filler in Black Hard Rubber with Chevron Pattern. Piston fill. In Perfect condition. Fitted with the original 14kt gold, Split feed semi flex broad stub nib giving a superb writing style. c1926

£135
RARE Onoto 1822 in Black Hard Rubber with Gold fill trim. In Perfect condition. Piston Fill. Very chunky pen being full size length at 135 mm. Fitted with the original large number 5 twin tone, 14kt gold semi flex fine tipped nib. c1932

£190
Extremely Rare Onoto De La Rue 1220 / 33 in Red and Black Hard Rubber with gold fill trim. Lever fill.  In good condition but some discolouration on the red and faint legend. Fitted with the original 14kt gold super smooth semi flex medium tipped nib c1937

£138
Rare Onoto Ink Pencil in Green and Silver Transparent mesh with Nickel Silver trim. Piston Fill. In ABSOLUTE MINT condition in original scarce box. Works perfectly c1938

£135
Beautiful Onoto De La Rue Junior Pen in Pearl Green Marble with gold fill trim. This pen is in absolute MINT condition. Fitted with the original super smooth, semi flex 14kt gold medium tipped nib c1947

£84