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Received an WW2 period engraved 2” pilot wing today with a roller catch I haven’t encountered before. Does this catch relate to any specific maker(s)?

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I don't recall seeing a catch exactly like this one.  It is similar to the type on the 20's-30's full-size wings that were recently discussed, but the center gap on this one looks much wider.  I take it this wing is not hallmarked?

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No, just ‘sterling’ punched into the rear of the shield. It’s an Amico-style wing but I’d say of a slightly higher quality e.g. it has tiny vertical lines in between the shield bars.

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Actually, looking at the wing through a loupe there aren’t tiny lines at all but a stippling that’s gives an impression of such on casual perusal. Still a decent quality wing.

 

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