There is discoloration on the barrel from years of use from previous owner's hand oils. This is a very typical occurrence on this material and its age. Sample writing done by "dipping" nib into ink bottle. The pen is working as it was intended.The restoration involves disassembling the pen, cleaning, or replacing needed parts. The nib is smoothed and aligned and tested. The pen is then polished to restore its beauty. Fully restored to original working condition. Sample writing included in the pictures section. You are getting what is pictured. Display holder stand is not included. Please read the entire description section and review all pictures as they are also part of the description.