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
12905: De La Rue Onoto: black hard rubber plunger-filler with smooth gold filled overlay, 11.9 cm long, made in England for the French market, French hallmarks, 18K gold nib, over and under feed, soft easy flex with generous ink flow. Scattered small dings, cap crown well bumped, has enlarged center vent hole.
DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $450
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
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