Just today 10 Sansom Medals appeared on eBay for very low prices. Some were selling for as little as $17.50 and the most expensive one was about $150.00. What seemed odd to me is that none of the medals indicated they were named on the rim which was the case for officially issued Sansom Medals. No photos of the rims were shown on any of the 10 medals for sale on eBay. It would seem suspicious that the sellers of these Sansoms id not indicate naming on any piece nor show photos of the rims where the names would have been engraved. I would advise our members to exercise extreme caution when buying these medals. If anyone can provide more information on this spate of suspicious Sansoms it would be appreciated.
From Jack Thomas Tomarchio, OMSA No. 1860.