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
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
14740: De La Rue Onoto Ink Pencil: red hard rubber stylographic pen, 10.8 cm long, straight-cap eyedropper-filler with clean gold filled cap crown and ringtop. Unusual two-tone effect, using contrasting shades of red-orange hard rubber. Gold needle is intact though internal spring is somewhat deformed, stable sealed crack in hard rubber at tip (see detail), fully functional.
DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: medium fine • $165