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.

Licensing

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:

Please note: If you have made any recent purchases from a HOLTS Auction you may collect, by prior arrangement, from the venues marked *

Tuesday 6th December
NFU Mutual Marlborough
1 Mill House, Hilliers Yard
Marlborough
Wiltshire, SN8 1EU
In Attendance: David Thurgood


Tuesday 13th December
Kings Shilling Antiques
fultons Building
Bisley Camp, Brookwood
Surrey, GU24 0NZ
Collection of Purchases Only


Wednesday 14th December
Kings Shilling Antiques
fultons Building
Bisley Camp, Brookwood
Surrey, GU24 0NZ
In Attendance: Josh Pover


Wednesday 21st December
The Tunnel Target Sports Centre
Axminster Road
Charmouth
Dorset, DT6 6BY
In Attendance: David Thurgood


Tuesday 10th January
Victoria Inn
Victoria Road
Roche, St Austell
Cornwall, PL26 8LQ
In Attendance: David Thurgood


Tuesday 10th January
Honesberie Shooting Ground
The Grange
Southam
Warwickshire, CV47 7SG
In Attendance: Josh Pover


Thursday 12th January
NFU Mutual Sturminster Newton
The Creamery, Station Road
Sturminster Newton
Dorset, DT10 1BD
In Attendance: David Thurgood


Monday 16th January
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust
Burgate Manor
Fordingbridge
Hampshire, SP6 1EF
In Attendance: David Thurgood


Tuesday 17th January
The Tunnel Target Sports Centre
Axminster Road
Charmouth
Dorset, DT6 6BY
In Attendance: David Thurgood


Tuesday 17th January
The London Gun Company
498 Kings Road
London, SW10 0LE
In Attendance: Josh Pover



Tuesday 17th January
Belvoir Castle
Leicestershire, NG32 1PE
In Attendance: Chris Beaumont




Tuesday 24th January
The Estate Office
Manor Farm, Pinfold Lane
Walcott
Lincolnshire, LN4 3SY
In Attendance: Chris Beaumont

Tuesday 24th January
Three Salmons
Bridge Street
Usk
Monmouthshire, NP15 1RY
In Attendance: Alex Courtney

Wednesday 25th January
Fishermans Cot
Bickleigh, Tiverton
Devon, EX16 8RW
In Attendance: David Thurgood



Thursday 26th January
Midcounties Blacking Ltd.
Britannia Enterprise Park
Lichfield
Staffordshire, WS14 9UY
In Attendance: Alex Courtney


Thursday 2nd February
Countryway Gunshop
140 Norman Road
West Malling, Maidstone
Kent, ME19 6RW
In Attendance: Josh Pover


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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

british offices

Scotland
Tommy MacMillan
West Highlands & Inverness
M: +44 (0)7789 863402
scotlandwest@holtsauctioneers.com

Ian Bonner
Scottish Highlands
T: +44 (0)1466 700308
M: +44 (0)7714 052117
scotland@holtsauctioneers.com

 
North East & Scottish Borders
Mark Forster
T: +44 (0)1665 602659
M: +44 (0)7970 184092
northeast@holtsauctioneers.com

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

Isle of Man
John Walsh
T: +44 (0)7624 205 585
northwest@holtsauctioneers.com

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

Simon Grantham - Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire
T: +44 (0)7860 300055
simon@gsgrantham.com

 
 
Wales
Roger Thomas - South Wales
T: +44 (0)2920 346370
M: +44 (0)7768 232334
wales@holtsauctioneers.com

Richard Jones
Mid Wales
M: +44 (0)7889 225488
midwales@holtsauctioneers.com

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

Charles Dingwall - Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire & Warwickshire
T: +44 (0)1235 868227
M: +44 (0)7768 768587
homecounties@holtsauctioneers.com

 
 
London
Holts Auctioneers - London & Berkshire
T: +44 (0)1485 542 822
info@holtsauctioneers.com

Channel Islands
Darren Burtenshaw
M: +44 (0)781 165 044
channelislands@holtsauctioneers.com

 
 
South East
Francis Pearce - Sussex, Surrey & Kent
M: +44(0) 7717 224917
sandyspearce@gmail.com

 
 
 
East of England
Martin Davy
Essex & Hertfordshire
T: +44 (0)1621 854433
M: +44 (0)7767 481461
essexandherts@holtsauctioneers.com

Alastair Dixon
Suffolk
T: 07796174381
al@alastairdixon.co.uk

 
 
Harry Gordon (Including Section 5 Weapons)
Essex
T: +44 (0)1268 685414
M: +44 (0)7956 385151
southeast@holtsauctioneers.com

The Hon. Rupert Coke
Norfolk
M: +44 (0)7377 403230
rupert@rupertcoke.com

 
 
Northern Ireland
Ivor Cowan
T: +44 (0)28 8778 9533
northernireland@holtsauctioneers.com

 
 
 


european offices

France
Abel Davies
T: 33+ (0) 7 78 51 71 05
france@holtsauctioneers.com

Hungary
Andras Szollar
T: 0036 84 322 949
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

Denmark
Tim Warner
T: (+45) 72 22 02 68
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com
Norway
Morten Kjus
T: 0047 915 96296
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

Germany & Austria
Christoph Tavernaro
T: +49 171 495 0606
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

Sweden
Christian Berndtsson
T: 0046 31 268280
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

Netherlands
Erik de Groot
T: 0031 652 407 094
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

Germany
Lord Bruntisfield
T: +44 7880 786 808
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

Switzerland
Peter Kammermann
T: 0041 (0)4149 30378
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

Cyprus
Michael Anaissy
T: 00 33 66074 16 02
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

Irish Republic
David Brennan
T: 00353 86255 8103
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

Spain
Beltran Cotoner/Fernando Saiz
T: 0034 62901 7589
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

Portugal
Rui Pereria
T: 00351 256 330 800
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

Belgium
Koen Appermont
T: 0032 (0)89 411139
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

Turkey
Ömer Borovali
T:+9 (0) 212 324 47 91
M : +9 (0) 532 311 95 23
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

 
 
 

worldwide offices

South Africa
Charles Montgomery
T: 0027 21 797 8787
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

Canada - West
Cary Stricker
T: 001 306 628 3281
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

Brazil
Ricardo Freire
T: 0055 112 666 4774
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

Azerbaijan
Ömer Borovali
T: +9 (0) 212 324 47 91
M : +9 (0) 532 311 95 23
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

Canada - East
Leslie A.Paul
T: 001 519 208 0949
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

Japan
Itsuo Imamura
T: 0081 45 231 2561
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

USA
Clay Scott
T: 001 406 442 2322
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

Australia
David Handyside
T: 0061 885385388
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

Pakistan
Farhan Anwar
T: 0092 4272 30831
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

 
New Zealand
Rick Stephens
T: 0064 27 284 9795
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

Australia - East
Danny Ryan
T: 0061 416 149259
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

Qatar
Ömer Borovali
T: +9 (0) 212 324 47 91
M : +9 (0) 532 311 95 23
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

Iceland
Johann Vilhjalmsson
T: 00354 894 1950
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

China
Leo Zhou
T: 006421 163 9918
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com

United Arab Emirates
Ömer Borovali
T:+9 (0) 212 324 47 91
M : +9 (0) 532 311 95 23
worldwide@holtsauctioneers.com