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 31st August

Countryway Gunshop
140 Norman Road
West Malling
Kent, ME19 6RW
In attendance: Josh Pover


Thursday 31st August

NFU Mutual
The Creamery
Station Road,Sturminster Newton
Dorset, DT10 1BD
In attendance: David Thurgood


Tuesday 5th September

Midcounties Blacking Ltd.
Britannia Enterprise Park
Staffordshire, WS14 9UY
In attendance: Alex Courtney


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


Friday 15th September

Gilsans of Yorkshire
Moor Park, Moor Road
N. Yorks, DL10 5PR

In attendance: Mark Johnson


Tuesday 19th September

Victoria Inn
Victoria Road
Roche, St Austell
Cornwall, PL26 8LQ
In attendance: David Thurgood


Saturday 23rd September

Fawcett’s Country Sports
Greenlands Farm Village
Tewitfield, Nr. Carnforth
Lancashire, LA6 1JH
In attendance: Mark Johnson


Tuesday 26th September

The Estate Office
Manor Farm
Pinfold Lane, Walcott
Lincolnshire LN4 3SY
In attendance: Chris Beaumont


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