On a similarly depressing note, I thought it worthwhile to report that there are a number of fake military crosses doing the rounds. Fakes of this decoration are not unusual and quite commonly appear on well-known internet auctions. What makes the current batch unusual is that they are engraved singles i.e. they are engraved to record the individual recipient and have no accompanying medals. I hear you saying that an engraved MC is not an uncommon beast ? This is true but the current batch are (a) almost certainly fake crosses and (b) engraved in more or less the same style, despite covering the period from WW1 to WW2. Difficult to think that all those MC recipients went to the same jewellers over a long period of time ! Seemingly, a lot of buyers are not doing their homework and are paying large sums to acquire fakes. The items all come from the same seller. I've always steered clear of engraved medals unless they were issued that way; after all, who's to say when any engraving was done and by whom ? As was said in a certain American police drama - "Be careful out there !". If you want to see a longer discussion about this, do go to the British Medals Forum.
On a happier note, I'm pleased to be able to report that I have been offered a small collection of Bedfordshire Yeomanry items. These will be added to the inventory. Eventually, I will be arranging to place a note of all the archived and inventory items on the website so everybody will be able to see what is known to survive......and I hope to put a lot of on display next year. If you have anything that you wish to to offer, please let me know - I will beat any price you are likely to get from a dealer or auction.