Great wing Cliff! I think I made a pretty good call, back on post 4 or 5!
The reason why I liked the wing, even from the first few photos, was that you could see the really fine hand engraving/chasing and that made all the difference. If you look at other examples of that manufacturer (Eisenstadt0 you will see those characteristic patterns--probably because it was done by the same person. Because each of these wings were handmade, the variation in shape never really bothered me that much. But getting that quality hand work isn't likely to be easily replicated by a faker. The link to a real person is also pretty cool. That it turned out that the family story actually turned out to be true is even better.
The findings were a little off-putting, I agree but sometimes I think that collectors can be TOO critical of a wing.
This has been an interesting