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Sale 1025 — 2012 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 26 June, 2012

Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues, including Scott 204

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
169
Pbl
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 169, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues, including Scott 2041c-90c National Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on India (145P3-155P3, 166P3), 1c-90c National Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on India (145P3-155P3, 166P3)1c-90c National Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on India (145P3-155P3, 166P3). Complete set of top imprint and plate no. blocks of 20 from the National Bank Note Co. issue, plus the 90c Continental issue, comprising the top two rows of the left pane of the sheet with sheet margin at left, affixed to their original cards, absolutely brilliant colors throughout, 6c couple minor wrinkles

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

17,230
20,000
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