selling with HOLTS

We strive to make the process of selling your gun very straightforward. Simply contact HOLTS and we will do the rest. With a global network of representatives, regular free regional Valuation Days and arranged home visits, it is simple for you to receive a bespoke service tailored to your needs at a time and place which suits you.

We can provide you with a no commitment appraisal, our suggested reserve value and estimate for auction, or valuation for insurance if required. Once you are satisfied we can consign the items, our specialists will guide you through the process of notifying the correct authorities, keeping the whole process as stress-free as possible.

Overseas clients can enjoy the same bespoke service by liaising with our International representatives and dedicated import agents who will deal with the entire importation process for you, enabling the auction of your items in the UK a very simple and enjoyable experience.

Vendor information

Terms & Conditions

Before taking part in any of HOLTS auctions please first download and read our terms and conditions: Terms & Conditions

Privacy policy

If you wish to read about how HOLTS Auctioneers handles your private information and details please read our Privacy Policy.


If the items consigned are licensable, please inform your Firearms Licensing department that these items are now with us, pending entry into the next appropriate auction. This is purely an informal notification to keep your firearms department informed of the whereabouts of your firearms. Official notification and the removal of the firearm(s) from your license will take place after they have been sold. You will receive a reminder to do this on your post-auction settlement statement.

Auction Procedure

Items consigned will be processed and entered into the most suitable of our three auction platforms; a quarterly ‘live’ auction, its counterpart silent auction or one of our monthly online only auctions.

You will receive a pre-auction advice by email or post which will confirm the items entered for auction, their respective Lot numbers and reserve figure (if applicable). Our minimum Lot fee is £15.00 (plus VAT) per lot so under some circumstances, lower value items may be grouped together to make a Lot commercially viable.

Whilst we endeavour to enter all items into the next available auction, under some circumstances consignments may be spread over more than a single auction cycle.

After the auction you will receive a post auction advice informing you of the results of auction. This is now the time to notify your Licensing authorities of firearms now sold.

Unsold Items

Any items remaining unsold at the close of a live or sealed bid auction will automatically be listed on our website for a period of two weeks under ‘buy it now’ conditions at the agreed reserve level.

If any items remain unsold from the live auction after this period, you will be contacted to discuss the potential options with regard to re-entry or return.

Unsold items from silent or online auctions will automatically be re-entered into the next auction with a 25% reduction in estimate and reserve unless we receive specific written instructions to the contrary

Free valuation days

HOLTS tour the country ahead of each quarterly auction holding free valuation days, rather in the manner of ‘The Antiques Roadshow’. The days are fairly informal and hopefully informative, and are primarily intended as points of consignment to the next auction. However, we are also happy to carry out valuations for the sake of interest, together with insurance and probate requirements(a charge may be made for the last two services if required in writing).

The days are hosted by two experienced members of staff, who will be able to tell you something about the item you have brought along, and we are always keen to hear of family or related provenance, it is often of interest and can have a highly beneficial impact on the value. We will then suggest a realistic catalogue estimate and reserve (if you are minded to sell) together with a likely hammer price.

To aid the smooth-running of the day we run on an appointment system. This should ensure that you have a degree of privacy and that you’re not kept waiting before meeting one of the team.

To make an appointment then please telephone: 01485 542822

We will be visiting the following venues:

Thursday 3rd August
NFU Mutual
The Creamery
Station Road
Sturminster Newton
Dorset, DT10 1BD
In attendance: David Thurgood
Wednesday 9th August
The Tunnel Target Sports Centre
Axminster Road
Dorset, DT6 6BY
In attendance: David Thurgood
Wednesday 30th August
NFU Mutual Sedgemoor
Regional Rural Business Centre
Market Way
North Petherton
Somerset, TA6 6DF
In attendance: David Thurgood
Wednesday 6th September
The Tunnel Target Sports Centre
Axminster Road
Dorset, DT6 6BY
In attendance: David Thurgood
Wednesday 13th September
NFU Mutual Marlborough
1 Mill House
Hilliers Yard
Wiltshire, SN8 1EU
In attendance: David Thurgood
Tuesday 19th Setember
Victoria Inn
Victoria Road
Roche, St Austell
Cornwall, PL26 8LQ
In attendance: David Thurgood
Tuesday 3rd October
The Country Sports Shop
The Old Kiln, Pottery Road
Bovey Tracey
Devon, TQ13 9DS
In attendance: David Thurgood
Wednesday 4th October
Fishermans Cot
Devon, EX16 8RW
In attendance: David Thurgood

HOLTS is represented globally, please contact your nearest Office for further information:

british offices

HOLTS Head Office
Church Farm Barns
Norfolk PE31 6HA

Open 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday
Visits by Appointment.
For an appointment please telephone
+44 (0)1485 542 822

Find us on Google Maps:

Google maps

Tommy MacMillan
West Highlands & Inverness
M: +44 (0)7789 863402

Ian Bonner
Scottish Highlands
T: +44 (0)1466 700308
M: +44 (0)7714 052117

North East & Scottish Borders
Mark Forster
T: +44 (0)1665 602659
M: +44 (0)7970 184092

North West
Mark Johnson - Lancashire, Cumbria, Yorkshire & The Humber
T: +44 (0)1482 426435
M: +44 (0)7947 858857

John Walsh
T: +44 (0)7624 339 334

East Midlands
Martin Price - Derbyshire & Staffordshire
T: +44 (0)1785 284 047
M: +44 (0)7889 163242

Simon Grantham - Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire
T: +44 (0)7860 300055

Roger Thomas - South Wales
T: +44 (0)2920 346370
M: +44 (0)7768 232334

Richard Jones
Mid Wales
M: +44 (0)7889 225488

South West
David Thurgood - Devon, Cornwall, Dorset
Somerset, Hampshire & Wiltshire
T: +44 (0)1297 306123
M: +44 (0)7775 814262

Charles Dingwall - Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire & Warwickshire
M: +44 (0)7768 768587

Holts Auctioneers - London & Berkshire
T: +44 (0)1485 542 822

Channel Islands
Darren Burtenshaw
M: +44 (0)781 165 044

South East
Francis Pearce - Sussex, Surrey & Kent
M: +44(0) 7717 224917

Isle of Man
John Walsh
T: +44 (0)7624 205 585
East of England
Martin Davy
Essex & Hertfordshire
T: +44 (0)1621 854433
M: +44 (0)7767 481461

Alastair Dixon
T: 07796174381

Harry Gordon (Including Section 5 Weapons)
T: +44 (0)1268 685414
M: +44 (0)7956 385151

The Hon. Rupert Coke
M: +44 (0)7377 403230

Northern Ireland
Ivor Cowan
T: +44 (0)28 8778 9533

Isle of Man
John Walsh
T: +44 (0)7624 339 334

european offices

Abel Davies
T: 0033 778051 71 05

Andras Szollar
T: 0036 84 322 949

Tim Warner
T: 0045 40889491
Morten Kjus
T: 0047 915 96296

Mikkel Hertz
T: 0046 720 925 988

Christian Berndtsson
T: 0046 31 268280

Erik de Groot
T: 0031 652 407 094

Lord Bruntisfield
T: 0049 (0)7643 933 6143

Peter Kammermann
T: 0041 (0)4149 30378

Michael Anaissy
T: 0033 660741602

Irish Republic
David Brennan
T: 00353 86255 8103

Netherlands & Belgium
Gijs De Klerk
T: 0031 6 555 17898

Rui Pereria
T: 00351 256 330 800

Koen Appermont
T: 0032 (0)89 411139

Ömer Borovali
T:009 212 324 4791
M : 009 532 311 9523


worldwide offices

South Africa
Charles Montgomery
T: 0027 21 797 8787

Canada - West
Cary Stricker
T: 001 306 628 3281

Ricardo Freire
T: 0055 112 666 4774

Ömer Borovali
T: 009 212 324 47 91
M : 009 532 311 95 23

Canada - East
Leslie A.Paul
T: 001 519 208 0949

Itsuo Imamura
T: 0081 45 231 2561

Clay Scott
T: 001 406 442 2322

David Handyside
T: 0061 885385388

Farhan Anwar
T: 0092 4272 30831

New Zealand
Rick Stephens
T: 0064 27 284 9795

Australia - East
Danny Ryan
T: 0061 416 149259

Ömer Borovali
T: 009 212 324 47 91
M :009 532 311 95 23

Johann Vilhjalmsson
T: 00354 894 1950

Leo Zhou
T: 006421 163 9918

United Arab Emirates
Ömer Borovali
T: 009 212 324 47 91
M : 009 532 311 95 23