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.


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


Onoto Piston fill in black Hard rubber with chevron pattern. In remarkable MINT Condition. Fitted with the original 14kt gold with split feed ,semi flex medium tipped nib giving a superb writing style.

c1913

£130


Onoto 5050 Piston fill in Chased black Hard rubber In remarkable MINT Condition. Fitted with the original 14kt gold full flex, wet noodle medium tipped nib giving a superb writing style.

c1920


Onoto Piston fill in Chased black Hard rubber. In Perfect condition but with some wear to chasing.  Fitted with the original 14kt gold full flex, wet noodle medium tipped nib giving a superb writing style. Longest model measuring 148 mm long capped

c1920

£120


Beautiful Onoto “The Pencil” In Green and Black marble with gold fill trim. In Near MINT Condition. Works Perfectly.

c1935

£38


Beautiful Onoto 6234/ 27 in Burgundy and Black marble with gold fill trim. In MINT Condition. Piston fill. Fitted with the original 14kt gold full flex medium tipped nib giving a wonderful writing style.

c1938

£168


Stunning Onoto Magna 1873 in chased black with gold filled trim. In Near MINT Condition. Piston fill. New Cork and rubber seals fitted. Fitted with the original twin tone 14kt gold semi flex medium tipped nib giving a wonderful writing style.

c1937

£675


Beautiful Onoto De La Rue Pencil in Pearl Rose and Black Marble with gold fill trim. In MINT condition. works perfectly.

c1947

£35


Onoto Pencil in Teal Green with gold filled trim. In absolute MINT condition. works Perfectly.

c1957

£38


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

c2014

£2490