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


Scarce USA Made Onoto Piston fill in Black chased Hard Rubber with gold filled bands. In perfect condition but with some general wear and brassing on the bands.  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


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

c1913


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 1220 SET In Pearl Blue Marble with gold filled trim. Fountain Pen and Pencil. In Absolute MINT Condition in original Box. Fountain Pen Fitted with an original 14kt gold super smooth Full flex medium tipped nib giving a superb writing style

c1934

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£148


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


Onoto “The Pen” 0164/75 Piston fill in Black Hard Rubber with solid 14kt gold band. In Perfect condition but with some brassing to clip. Band fully hallmarked and dated 1935. Fitted with a super smooth 14kt gold pullman semi flex medium tipped nib.

c1935

£118


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 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