Lot 2176 o1870, 24¢ purple, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing, cork cancels, wide margins, rich color for this often pale issue, easily discernible grill impression, small tear at bottom and a few short perfs at right, F.-V.F. appearance, a presentable example of this rare National grill issue; with 1980 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 142 $6,500.