EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR SET OF MATCHED TOP PLATE BLOCKS OF 20 OF THE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE INDIA PROOFS FROM THE LILLY SHEETS.
The Siegel firm auctioned the Lilly India and card proof sheets in September 1967. The left panes of the India sheets were broken up, and this set of top plate blocks originates from those panes. The right panes remain intact in a private collection.
Scott Retail as plate blocks of 12 and blocks of four does not adequately convey the rarity of this set