You may have noticed that TCG has not featured any recent Tolkien items for sale at Heritage Auctions, whereas we have posted about them in the past.

Heritage Auctions has been accussed of allowing 'shill' bidding to take place on items owned by the company and using employees of Heritage Auctions to bid. While these allegations have not been proven, we do not feel comfortable promoting Heritage Auctions until these accusations have been disproved.

You can see more about the allegations in these two videos about Heritage Auctions and a Grading company called WATA, who grade video games.

The videos also go into detail about how 'bubbles' can be created for collecting.

Original Video

'Shill' Bidding at 23 minutes in.

Response from Heritage Auctions and WATA ... e_retro_video_game_market

Follow-up Video