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
Extremely Rare Early Onoto Pelican Self feeding Pen in chased Black Hard Rubber. In Remarkable Near Mint condition with crisp imprint and perfect colour. Just a few scratches on the barrel. Eyedropper fill. Fitted with the original 14kt gold, Split gold feed, extremely flexible medium to broad tipped nib. Highly Collectable Pen.
Early Onoto Piston Fill in Chased Black hard rubber, Chevron Pattern. In Perfect condition . Fitted with the original split feed, 14kt gold, full Flex medium tipped nib giving a superb writing style. Measures 147 mm long capped
Scarce Large Onoto 6000 in Ripple red Hard Rubber with gold filled trim. In Nr MINT Condition. Piston fill. Fitted with the original 14kt gold, Full flex, wet noodle medium tipped nib giving a superb writing style.
Onoto 5600 in black with Transparent mesh Pattern gold filled trim. In perfect Condition but with Some Plate loss to clip. Piston fill. Fitted with the original 14kt gold, super smooth medium tipped nib.
Onoto 924 / 341 Ink Pencil in Green Mesh with gold filled trim. In Perfect condition. Piston Fill. Works Perfectly
Onoto 6235 in Pearl Green Marble with gold filled trim. In perfect MINT Condition . Piston fill. Fitted with the original 14kt gold, Full flex, wet noodle medium tipped nib giving a superb writing style.
Onoto De La Rue Pencil in Black with gold fill trim. In Absolute MINT condition .Works perfectly.
Onoto Penmaster in Black with gold filled trim. In Perfect Near Mint condition. Lever fill. Fitted with the original 14kt gold full flex medium tipped nib giving a superb writing style.
Onoto K4 in Light Grey with gold filled trim. In Absolute MINT Condition. Piston Fill. Fitted with the original 14kt gold, super smooth medium tipped nib
Rare Late Onoto Number 46 in Light Grey with gold filled trim. In Absolute MINT Condition. Made in Australia . Lever fill. Fitted with the original 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.