1895 N264 Lorillard "Actresses" Collection (43 cards)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $593
Two near-complete subsets of 1895 N264 Lorillard "Actresses" cards. This series was issued in three different subsets of 25 cards each, for a total of 75 cards. The forty-three N264s in this collection include subjects from two of the three sub series: Type 2 (23 cards) and Type 3 (20 cards). A very attractive collection of these rare, colorful, and very striking nineteenth-century tobacco cards, with twenty-two cards ranging from Vg-Ex to Ex, and twenty-one lesser (mostly Gd). These cards (2.25 x 4 inches) feature various then very well known actresses, such as Lillian Russell, dressed in theater costumes. This exceptionally colorful set was issued with Lorillard's Red Cross and Sensation tobacco brands. (Both brands are represented in the offered set.) This very scarce issue is rarely offered in such a large group. Total: 43 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.
SOLD FOR $593