Yes, some of the helpers "purchased" some of the antlers before the auction began. I know because I watched a few of the workers pull a few of my sets out of my box as I checked in. I attended the entire auction, and the items they pulled out never made it to auction or out onto the tables for the buyitnow. Steve doesn't believe this happened but I witnessed it firsthand. I do not blame Steve for what happened, because he can not control everyone at once, however, I felt it needed to be said so that the problem could be addressed to avoid this type of thing in the future.