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Newsletter of The Onoto Pen Company

August 2012

Dear Onoto friend

Welcome to this Summer edition of The Onotoist. Those of you who live in other parts of the world will probably have missed the irony of my use of the word ‘Summer’. Here in the UK it’s unusually wet and has been for weeks, if not months. As usual, though, we are forever optimistic!

With The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and now The Olympics (aren't we doing well?) there’s a lot to take our minds off the weather and the economic woes swirling around Europe.

And for more good cheer, here’s a roundup of all that’s happening in Onoto-land. As always, if you have anything you’d like to contribute, just drop me an email.
 Onoto pillar box ad 

'When you use a pillar box, think of an Onoto'. An advertisement in 'Punch' on April 28, 1920. 

You'll see the latest Onoto pillar box later in this newsletter!
Dave Cooper
 What's On?

June and July are busy months for the Onoto team – and this year’s no different… The Midlands Pen Show in Lichfield was followed by our regular appearance at the University of Cambridge graduation ceremonies.

Cambridge  University range 2During three days, as almost 4000 students received their graduation certificates, we displayed our range of Cambridge Alumni pens.

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Onoto CEO Alastair Adams carries the Onoto pillar box through Cambridge en route to the Senate House where graduates completed their Alumni cards and then placed them in the postbox. 

(In case you are wondering... No, it's not made from cast-iron!)

Right now we are preparing for the Autumn/Fall season with more new pen releases scheduled.

This year the big launch is the Magna Plunger-filler – an oversized acrylic pen based on the 1937 Magna with a huge ink capacity. Click here for a brief video of the pen being filled.

It will be launched at the London Pen Show on Sat 6 October at Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury, Central London. Put it in your diary now! Full details.

 What's New?

Onoto Aviator propeller logoAs you may have seen from recent emails, we have just launched The Aviator – a stunning solid silver pen dedicated to the designer of the Spitfire, RJ Mitchell.
The Aviator. Click here.

Onoto Burlington Rose logoThe Burlington has also just been launched and is proving to be a very popular. Steve Kaiser from USA said: 

"Just inked my first Onoto - a new Burlington. What a buttery smooth and fantastic writer with great balance as well. Flawless." 

The Burlington. Click here.

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And there's another addition to the Magna Classic range. This time it’s the Blue Ice issued in an edition of just 50 pieces.

The Magna Classic Blue Ice. Click here.

Ink cartridges now available
Now you can buy your favourite Onoto ink in cartridges too. Made in the UK by one of the world’s oldest ink-makers, the cartridges are available in packs of 7 in these colours:

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You can buy them in these individual colours or in a mixed pack of all 7. What’s more, if you purchase 5 packs you’ll only pay for 4!

New Catalogue
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With all the additions to the Onoto range over the past 12 months we thought it was about time to update our catalogue. 

If you would like a copy of this new issue you can order it, free of charge, online.

New Luxury Pen Collector’s Box
We have just taken delivery of the first of a new range of Luxury Boxes in American Walnut that are entirely hand-crafted in England. As well as 2 pen trays which store up to 8 pens, there's a roller-blotter, a desk tray with space for 2 more pens and 2 bottles of your favourite Onoto inks. Magnificent!

As you can imagine, hand-work of this quality takes a significant amount of time and skill. So, if you take pride in your pen collection, you won’t find a better home for them - anywhere!  

American Walnut luxury box

They are not on the website yet, so if you'd like more details, just drop me an email.
 60 Glorious Years!

QE22012 is the 60th Anniversary of the accession to the throne of Queen Elizabeth II.

To celebrate the occasion we have produced The Diamond Jubilee Onoto in a limited edition of just 60 pens. It is made from fusion-bonded acrylic in white, black and silver with a sterling silver overlay on the cap.

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Notice the diamond pattern engraved into the sterling silver overlay, and the diamond (yes, a real diamond!) just below the bottom chevron on the clip.

The hallmarks, including the Diamond Jubilee mark which is only issued by the Assay Office until October 2012, feature in a panel on the back of the cap. In the photo (right) you can pick out our sponsor mark (OPC), the purity mark (925), the Jubilee mark (Queen's head), the Birmingham Assay mark (anchor) and the sterling silver mark (lion rampant). 

To make a reservation for the Diamond Jubilee Onoto, without obligation, please drop me an email now and you’ll get top priority when the details are released shortly.

 Join the conversation!

Want to see what others are saying about Onoto? Got something you’d like to say? Then click on any of the following links and you’ll have the chance to join in the chatter.

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Or why not put your own comments on our website? There’s a dedicated area where you can add your thoughts, ideas and comments –

See what others have already written and then scroll down the page to find the box where you can enter your own comments.
 Onoto in the press!

It’s always rewarding when you receive favourable editorial comment and the last few weeks have been overflowing with positive vibes about Onoto.

Art, Pens & Culture has reviewed our Churchill range (pages 22 – 24) and there's an ad for the Aviator on page 61. Click here to see the complete magazine.

The WES Summer 2012 Journal includes a 5 page feature covering additions to the Magna Classic range, the  Diamond Jubilee Onoto and the forthcoming over-sized Magna plunger-filler. If you haven’t got a copy of the WES Journal, you are missing  one of the best pen/writing magazines available – but you’ll have to join WES to get your own copy! 

Finally, we also feature in an article in the Eastern Daily Press about our sponsorship of a Creative Writing Course at University of East Anglia. 
See more...
 More retail outlets for Onoto!

A warm welcome to three new retailers who are now stocking Onoto:

Mike and Lisa Vanness of Vanness Pens in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.

Francis Katz of Inkwell in London.

Penz Solutions in New Delhi, India.

Just launched… Churchill Pinstripe now available with gold-plated fittings.

We have just added a new pen to the Sir Winston Churchill range – the Pinstripe with gold-plated fittings. You can see all the details online here.

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If you have enjoyed reading this issue, could I ask a favour? Please click on the Facebook logo:

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It will take you to our Facebook page where you'll find lots more photos of the Onoto ranges. If you could click on the 'Like' button, it will help to spread the word about Onoto!

Thank you.

In This Issue

What's on?

What's New?

60 Glorious Years!

Join the Conversation

Onoto in the Press

More retail outlets


Onoto stockists - UK

Onoto stockists - Overseas

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Onoto stockists
in the UK
Asprey London Limited
167 New Bond Street
Tel: 0207 493 6767

Penfriend (London) Limited
Burlington Arcade Piccadilly
Tel: 020 7499 6337

Howards Jewellers
Stratford upon Avon
CV37 6JG
Tel : 01789 205404

Andy's Pens
Tel: 01732 361381

Vintage and Classic Pens

25 Clarewood Court
Crawford Street
London W1H 2NW
Tel: 0207 724 7724

F. G. Thomas
25 Surrey Street
S1 2LG
Tel: 0114 275 7147

North Lincolnshire
Tel: 01427 874433

Write Here
Tel: 01743 245950

Tora Pens
PE11 3FL
Tel: 01775 718319

Webster Pen Shop
U001 Upper
Rose Gallery
Tel: 07900218943
Onoto stockists
La Couronne du Comte

Noordstraat 96
5038 EK

Phidon Pens Limited

63 Dickson Street Cambridge, Ontario
N1R 7A5
Tel : 519 624 8787
Fax : 519 624 2044

Elephant & Coral Pen
Co Pte Ltd

501 Orchard Road,
Wheelock Place
Tel: 65 6736 1322

Maruzen Co Ltd

Stationery Kikakubu
Store Division, 4th Floor Nihombashi 3-9-2
Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Tel : 81-03-3273-1215

Penz Solutions

Greater Kailash-2
New Delhi
110 048

Editions (Pens of the World)
S016 Ground Floor
Express Avenue
Whites Road
Chennai – 14

Pen-Ultimate QVB

Level 2, 15-17 455
George Street
NSW 2000

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