Here is a recent pick up. The wing was manufactured by the American Emblem Company who we as collectors refer to as "A.E. Co." At first glance, the wing lacks a certain amount of detail that might give one pause. After all, we collectors really like our wing strikes to be rather crisp. AE Co. was NOTORIOUS for lacking the detail that we find in other wings.
Another detail that I find interesting in AE aviation badges is that invariably, you will see a number of "knocks" to the wings near the shield. These marks are raised, leading me to believe that the dies received small gouges, most likely during the production process. It seems that you can find these knocks on just about any AE manufactured wing.