This glossy green marbled casein with gold veining Nippy No. 3 pencil works perfectly and is in excellent cosmetic condition. Very unusually, the gold plated trim is in lovely bright and shiny condition with no apparent wear. The marbled green casein barrel is glossy and shows no noticeable scratches or other damage. The pencil has a conical ended crown, which can be twisted to extend and retract the 1.18mm lead. On the side of the barrel is a very clear and crisp imprint. The black cone is separated from the barrel by a gold plated band, and the point is also gold plated. The original box would have originally held the matching fountain pen as well, but these have unfortunately become separated over the years.
I have fully serviced this pencil. It is a propel-repel pencil and it works very smoothly by rotating the black top button. I have installed a fresh 1.18mm lead into the mechanism so it is all ready to go.