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

Wednesday 19th January
Cotswold Country Store
80 Chesterton Lane
Gloucestershire, GL7 1YD
Wednesday 19th January
King’s Shilling Antiques
Fultons Building
Bisley Camp, Woking
Surrey, GU24 0NZ
Thursday 20th January
Midcounties Blacking Ltd.
Britannia Enterprise Park
Staffordshire, WS14 9UY
Tuesday 25th January
Honesberie Shooting Ground
The Grange, Priors Marston
Warwickshire, CV47 7SG
Wednesday 26th January
London Gun Company
498 King’s Road
London SW10 0LE

Thursday 27th January
Greenfields Shooting Grounds
Sturry Hill, Sturry
Kent, CT2 0NG
Friday 28th January
Gilsans of Yorkshire
Moor Park, Moor Road
N. Yorks, DL10 5PR
North Yorkshire
Saturday 29th January
Fawcett’s Country Sports
Greenlands Farm Village
Tewitfield, Nr. Carnforth
Lancashire, LA6 1JH
Tuesday 1st February
The Tunnel Target Sports Centre
Axminster Road
Dorset, DT6 6BY
Tuesday 1st February
The Estate Office
Manor Farm
Pinfold Lane, Walcott
Lincolnshire LN4 3SY
Tuesday 8th February
The Country Sports Shop
The Old Kiln, Pottery Road
Bovey Tracey
Devon, TQ13 9DS
Wednesday 9th February
Fishermans Cot
Devon, EX16 8RW
  Thursday 10th February
Stephen & Son Gunmakers
Unit 5, Apex Park
Fraserfields Way, Leighton Buzzard
Bedfordshire, LU7 3RE

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

british offices

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 - Lancs & Cumbria
T: +44 (0)1482 426435
M: +44 (0)7947 858857
Yorkshire & The Humber
Mark Johnson - Yorkshire
T: +44 (0)1482 426435
M: +44 (0)7947 858857
South East
Francis Pearce - Sussex, Surrey & Kent
M: +44(0) 7717 224917
Isle of Man
John Walsh
T: +44 (0)7624 205 585
East Midlands
Martin Price - Derbyshire & Staffordshire
T: +44 (0)1335 330823
M: +44 (0)7889 163242

Simon Grantham - Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire
T: +44 (0)7860 300055
Fax: +44 (0)1526 660241
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
T: +44 (0)1235 868227
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

East of England
Martin Davy
Essex, Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire
T: +44 (0)1621 854433
M: +44 (0)7767 481461

Richard Harvey
T: +44 (0)7975 669555

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

The Hon. Rupert Coke - Norfolk

M: +44 (0)7377 403 230  
Northern Ireland
Ivor Cowan
T: +44 (0)28 8778 9533

european offices

France & Belgium
Benjamin Rophé
T: 0033 617 019560
Andras Szollar
T: 0036 84 322 949
Massimo Orsi
T: 0039 3352 46289
Morten Kjus
T: 0047 915 96296
Russia - Moscow
Boris Kheyfits
T: 007 985 767 4826
Christian Berndtsson
T: 0046 31 268280
Erik de Groot
T: 0031 652 407 094
Russia - St. Petersburg
Albert Kozlov/Nicholas Lomonosov
T: 007 812 328 4848
Peter Kammermann
T: 0041 (0)4149 30378
Michael Anaissy
T: 00 33 66074 16 02
Irish Republic
David Brennan
T: 00353 86255 8103
Beltran Cotoner/Fernando Saiz
T: 0034 62901 7589
Rui Pereria
T: 00351 256 330 800
Koen Appermont
T: 0032 (0)89 411139
Ömer Borovali
T:+9 (0) 212 324 47 91
M : +9 (0) 532 311 95 23
Lord Bruntisfield
T: +44 7880 786 808
Germany & Austria
Christoph Tavernaro
T: +49 171 495 0606
Tim Warner
T: (+45) 72 22 02 68

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: +9 (0) 212 324 47 91
M : +9 (0) 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: +9 (0) 212 324 47 91
M : +9 (0) 532 311 95 23

Johann Vilhjalmsson
T: 00354 894 1950

Leo Zhou
T: 006421 163 9918

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