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13285: De La Rue Onoto: uncommon New York-made black hard rubber plunger-filler, 14.4 cm long, gold filled trefoil filigree overlay, over and under feed. Fully marked including 1906 USA patent date on section flange, barrel overlay is mounted on a chased and imprinted barrel. Onotos were made in the USA for only a short time, c. 1909-1912.
DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $1100
13463: De La Rue Onoto in box: clipless black hard rubber plunger-filler, London-hallmarked sterling silver barleycorn overlay, 11.8 cm long, #3 nib with underfeed; shallow bumps to cap crown, otherwise clean with even honest wear.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium flex • $485
11212: De La Rue Onoto set in box: black hard rubber plunger-filler, 14.85 cm long, gold filled barrel overlay, matching cap crown, both with French hallmarks; #3 Onoto nib is an unusual sharp-edged italic with considerable flexibility. Boxed with a De La Rue patent injector pencil that appears to use 1.1 mm lead, but requires repair; pencil has some brassing, and comes with a well-constructed lead holder of hard rubber with a gold filled overlay; box interior rather tattered.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine italic flex • $650
13525: De La Rue Onoto Mammoth: rare giant plunger-filler, black chased hard rubber, 16.4 cm long, a full 21.5 cm with cap posted, nickel plated clip, #8 nib slightly wavy near tip from past restraightening, original platinum plating nearly entirely intact; hard rubber has been reblackened, a couple of spots of erosion on the plunger shaft surface.
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: broad stub semiflex • $1285
13465: De La Rue Onoto: long black hard rubber plunger-filler, gold filled barrel overlay, 15 cm long, responsive nib, French hallmarks on 1922 patent clip and overlay; brassing to clip but none to overlay, cap threads that connect upper and lower parts of cap have been repaired, and are now stronger than new.
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: fine stub flex • $385
12827: De La Rue bottle stylo: black hard rubber novelty pen, 7.4 cm long, eyedropper-filler, imprinted "FROM/ALDERMAN A. BYRNE.T.D./DUBLIN" -- famous Irish politician Alfie Byrne, later Lord Mayor of Dublin. "TD" stands for Teachta Dála, a member of the lower chamber of the Irish Parliament.
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $165
10309: De La Rue Self Filling Ink Pencil: black lever-filler stylographic pen, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, weighted needle intact, a smooth writer with bold imprints, cap thread engagement is short (1/3 turn) but secure.
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • $120