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
Early Onoto Piston Fill in Chased Black hard rubber. In Remarkable MINT condition with crisp imprint. Fitted with the original Split Feed 14kt gold, Semi Flex Broad Stub Italic nib giving a superb writing style. Measures 147 mm long capped
RARE Astral Pen made by Onoto de La Rue in Black Hard Rubber with Sterling Silver Overlay, fine wave Pattern. In Perfect Condition with no dents or engraved names. Fully hallmarked and dated 1922. Piston Fill. Fitted with the original 14kt gold, Full flex, medium to broad tipped nib giving a superb writing style.
Early Onoto Piston Fill with solid 18kt gold band in Chased Black hard rubber. In Perfect condition with crisp imprint. Fitted with the original 14kt gold, Full flex medium tipped nib giving a superb writing style. Measures 147 mm long capped
Onoto 3050 Piston Fill in Chased Black hard rubber. In Perfect condition with crisp imprint. Fitted with the original 14kt gold, full flex medium tipped nib giving a wonderful 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.
Onoto De La Rue Pencil in Black with gold fill trim. In Absolute MINT condition .Works perfectly.
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
Stunning Onoto Special Edition Magna Classic in Black with Spiral Pattern and gold filled trim. In Absolute MINT Unused condition in original beautiful wooden box, outer box and papers. One of only 999 made. Fitted with the original large size 7 twin tone 18kt gold medium tipped nib
Specially Commissioned Onoto Magna Pencil in Spiral Pattern to match Classic Fountain Pen. Only one in existence. In MINT Unused condition in original box with paperwork.