The Militaria Collector's Network, or MCN, was set up in November 1998. It's aims are to bring together
militaria collectors and dealers from all over the world so that they may share knowledge and experience in our
It really came about because of the disillusionment of a few collectors who were finding that the Internet was of no real help if you had a problem or query. It seemed to be full of spam, adverts and the like, with no sense of camaraderie. What was needed was a forum that offered help, advice, fake alerts, recommendations of honest dealers (as well as warning of bad ones!) and a friendly atmosphere.
One of the main advantages of the MCN is that we are basically a bunch of committed collectors who really care about our hobby. We strive to help our members find out about unidentified items within their collections, trade/sell between ourselves, share information etc.
The Militaria Collectors Network is a non profit making organisation. All funds left after hosting costs, software, merchandise costs etc. are donated to veteran charities nominated by the members.
This year it is Combat Stress.