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


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.

c1922

£295


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

c1924

£148


Onoto  Chatsworth Pen in Black Hard Rubber with Nickel Silver trim. In Perfect condition with crisp imprint. Lever fill. Fitted with the original 14kt gold, Full flex medium tipped nib giving a superb writing style.

c1932

£128


Onoto 1332 in Black Hard Rubber with gold filled trim. In Perfect condition with crisp imprint in original box (Box very tatty). Lever fill. Fitted with the original 14kt gold, Full flex, wet noodle, fine tipped nib giving a superb writing style. Measures 127 mm long capped

c1934


Onoto 6236 in Chased Black with Solid 9kt gold band and gold filled trim. Diamond Pattern Transparent Barrel. In Near Mint condition.  Piston Fill. Fitted with the original , twin tone, 14kt gold, Semi flex , medium tipped nib.

c1947

£145


Onoto 6236 in Chased Black with  gold filled trim. In Mint condition.  Piston Fill. Fitted with the original , twin tone, 14kt gold, Semi flex , broad tipped nib.

c1948


Onoto 5601 in Green and Black Marble with gold filled trim. In MINT Condition. Piston Fill. Fitted with the original 14kt gold, Semi flex , medium to fine tipped nib.

c1949


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.

c1947

£33


Onoto De La Rue Pencil in Black with gold fill trim. In Absolute MINT condition .Works perfectly.

c1947

£48


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


Stunning Onoto Special Edition Magna Classic in Black with  Beautiful diamond Pattern  Sterling Silver cap. Piston Fill. In Absolute MINT Unused condition in original beautiful wooden box, outer box and papers. This is the only one made by Onoto with this Style of cap. Fitted with the original large size 7 twin tone 18kt gold medium to fine tipped nib

c2019

£1250


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

c2019

£595


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.

c2020

£245