I apologize for my slow response. I spent the day in Pasadena enjoying the company of 16 original WASP members and their families as final preparations were made for their float entry in tomorrow's Rose Parade. (For those interested, I'll post images and descriptions of the WASP's and their float elsewhere on the Forum.)
Let me start by thanking you all for sharing your ideas and insights. Joe, I'm not sure if you're officially out of the Forum's penalty-box, so, if you want, I can address you as Joe, Paul, Mr. Mac, WRAFB, hallmark W32, or any other alias you prefer. Regardless, you indeed helped me by pointing the way towards the "Eastern Findings Company" in my effort to confirm the origins of this little winged badge.
I spoke with a representative of the Company yesterday who couldn't offer any information on my smaller 2.25 inch badge, but did confirm catalog item #490 was a larger, full-size variation...similar in size to the cast badge you offer on ebay and your website.
Not a reproduction, because I don't believe such a pilot wing actually existed in WWI. More of a fantasy piece using the same design as found in the "Eastern Findings" catalog. (See ebay #370971820623 and #191016156998.)
Again, thank you all for your help.
Edited by rustywings, 31 December 2013 - 07:10 PM.