Maymont Patent group ORIGINAL Playing Card Lithograph Patent by W.W. Green No. 5158-Maymont Patent group-Maymont Patent Group
Maymont Patent group ORIGINAL Playing Card Lithograph Patent by W.W. Green No. 5158-Maymont Patent group-Maymont Patent Group

Playing Cards W.W. Green Original Patent Lithograph 1888


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DESCRIPTION:

On this original linen-backed Malby & Son lithograph from 1888, W.W. Green patented an improvement on playing cards. Instead of two different colors, Green introduced four. The 52 card four suit and two color deck has its origins in China during the Tang Dynasty.

All patent lithographs sold by Maymont Group are 100% ORIGINAL.

These documents are NOT reproductions or posters (patent art).

These are the original lithographs found in books obtained from the Patent and Trademark Office directly.

 

In the 1800's and early 1900's, inventors would submit a detailed drawing of the invention and/or improvements to the patent and trademark office. Once received and if approved, the Patent office would then send a letter of confirmation to the inventor and begin to take that drawing and etch it into stone in order to create and print this linen-backed lithograph. These documents are the original hard copies that were created by the patent office's artists, and act as patent examiner reference material. With that being said, these are 100% original and are the only physical copies in existence.

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