Having requested a condition report, I bid successfully on-line for this lot. It took me 1 hr 40 mins to drive to the auction house to collect said lot. I confronted one of the auctioneers about the 2 fake vases saying a member from the GMB had contacted them about these 2 pieces. He wasn't very helpful!! Said I could cancel my bid, but I asked to see the lots anyway as I wanted the striped vase (condition good, so the email said), the miniatures definitely fake, the writing on the label completely different. But the biggest disappointment was the striped vase - cracked from top to bottom. Once I pointed this out to the auctioneer, he cancelled the sale immediately. So a bit of a wasted journey + plus petrol.
PS: I've now moved permanently back to the UK, only took a year to sell the house!!!