The surface is very bright and vibrant with no tarnishing although there is a suggestion of shrinkage of the plastic section. The original Parker presentation case is in good condition.
The pen has been serviced and fully tested. The unstained ink sac, a sign of little use, fills perfectly and the 14Ct. Gold nib writes with a smooth medium, firm line, very well suited to the pen. It is a very comfortable pen in use, a very 'easy' writer.
There were thee versions of the 'Lady' , each in four colours: Black, Red, Blue, Green, plus the Gold Insignia. With only twelve for a complete set, plus the Insignia, by far the most desirable, the Lady is a great starting point for a collection but would also make a great every day writer.