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.
ALL PISTON FILLERS HAVE HAD ALL NEW CORK SEALS AND RUBBER WASHERS FITTED. ALL LEVER FILLS HAVE HAD A NEW SAC FITTED – ALL OUR PENS ARE READY TO WRITE
Scarce Early Onoto Pocket Piston Fill in Chased Black hard rubber. In Perfect condition with crisp imprint . Small amount of discolouration. Fitted with the original 14kt gold, Full flex, wet noodle, broad tipped nib giving a superb writing style. Measures 120 mm long capped
Wonderful Onoto The Pen in Chased Black hard rubber with solid 18kt gold bands, fully hallmarked and dated 1932. This pen is in remarkable MINT Condition with crisp imprint and no damage. Small amount of discolouration. Piston fill. Fitted with the original 14kt gold, Full flex, wet noodle, medium to fine tipped nib giving a superb writing style.
Onoto De La Rue Pencil in Teal Green with gold fill trim. In near MINT condition with just a small amount of brassing on the cap band. works perfectly.
Wonderful Onoto K1 in Crimson with gold filled cap. In Absolute MINT Condition. Piston fill. Fitted with the original 14kt , super smooth, semi flex medium tipped nib. .
Stunning Onoto Magna Special Edition “The Charles Dickins Chuzzlewit Pen ” in Pearl Burgundy with Pin Stripes and gold filled Sterling Silver trim. One of only 200 made this pen has never been inked and is in the original box with papers and outer packaging. Fitted with the original large size 7 twin tone medium tipped nib
One for the Onoto Collectors! – William Hill Anniversary Pen in Solid Milled Sterling Silver. Weighs in at 98 grams! Only 25 made in 2014. This example was the Directors pen and includes the letter from Onoto laying out the original specification of the issue. Or maybe this is the only one ever made as we have never heard or seen any other examples. Onoto Magna Size. This pen is, as new and has never been inked – in original box with papers. Fitted with the original large size 7 twin tone 18kt gold medium tipped nib