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


Early Onoto Piston fill in Black chased Hard Rubber. This pen is in remarkable MINT Unused  condition in original box with instruction papers.  Fitted with the original Split feed 14kt gold full flex medium tipped nib giving a superb writing style. Large pen measuring 146 mm long capped.

c1912


Early Onoto Piston fill in Black chased Hard Rubber. In Perfect condition in original box .  Fitted with the original 14kt gold full flex medium tipped nib giving a superb writing style. Large pen measuring 146 mm long capped.

c1913


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 Piston fill in Black chased Hard Rubber with chevron pattern. In Superb Near MINT Condition.  Fitted with an original  pullman 14kt gold super smooth semi flex medium tipped nib.

c1914

£125


Onoto 1332 in Black Hard Rubber with gold filled trim. Lever fill. In perfect condition.  Fitted with the original 14kt gold medium tipped semi flex. very smooth  nib

c1930

£88


Onoto 1332 343 in Pearl Blue Mable with gold filled trim. Lever fill. In Near MINT Condition.  Fitted with the original 14kt gold broad tipped semi flex nib

c1935


Onoto Piston fill Ink Pencil in Chased Black with Nickel Silver trim.  In Superb Near MINT Condition. Fully Restored – fills and writes perfectly.

c1935

£90


Beautiful Onoto Pencil In Toffee with gold fill trim. In Absolute MINT Condition. Works Perfectly.

c1935

£48


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

c1935

£38


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

c1938

£45


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

c1947

£35


Onoto K1 in Burgundy with gold fill Cap. In absolute MINT Unused Condition with original Chalk marks. Pump fill. Fitted with the original 14kt gold medium tipped nib.

c1955

£120


Onoto K4 in Burgundy with gold fill trim. In absolute MINT Condition. Pump fill. Fitted with the original 14kt gold medium tipped nib.

c1957


Onoto K4 in Teal Green with gold fill trim. In absolute MINT Condition. Pump fill. Fitted with the original 14kt gold medium tipped nib.

c1957

£90


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