I see a couple of things that give me concern and a couple of other things that I like.
Good: The fabric seems to be correct, it isn't a felt which you see on a lot of the fakes.
The thread, while poorly done, seems to have that purplish hue that comes from aging of thread dyed with natural dies.
The pin seems right.
The wing seems to be die struck and like Terry said, the detail is good.
The beads are pretty uniform, the stars are crisp, the lines are good.
I would agree with Terry that this isn't a cast wing...
BUT, correct me if I am wrong, some of the House of Sword fakes were also die struck.
Bad/worrisome: The feathering in the shoulder doesn't match either the "3-feather" Eisenstadt or the "mutli-feather" pattern of the BB&B wings.
In fact the feathering pattern strongly suggests, that at least for this wings, this is a new die.
The US doesn't really match the other known Dallas wings.
The little veins on the feathers are just a series of "V"s and don't show the typical workmanship of the feathering on other Dallas wings.... But the workmanship is better than the worst of the House of Sword fakes.
If you look at the gold "U" and "S" in the US are they sitting directly on shield or on little platforms? and if they do, how high are they sitting?
It would be interesting to see how the parts of the wing are attached to the backing plate.
It is an interesting wing, and it could be just fine. I would start perusing the internet and look very carefully at the wing feathering of other Dallas wings (good ones and the fakes). That may be the best place for you to find the information you need. Cliff always claimed that there were only 3 makers of Dallas wings, but I suspect that there are a few more patterns out there than that.
Edited by pfrost, 14 April 2019 - 02:50 PM.