Founded in 1993, Holt’s Auctioneers have become one of the leading Auction Houses for fine Modern and Antique guns worldwide. Based in rural North Norfolk near Sandringham, Holts are housed in a converted barn complex with gunrooms, offices and a dedicated shipping facility.
Holts hold four auctions per year at Holly Hedge House, Blackheath, London offering unrivalled access for our clients and ample free parking.
Before taking part in any of Holt's auctions please first download and read our terms and conditions: Terms & Conditions
Founder of the company. Nicholas founded Holt's because of a profound love of the sporting world, and fascination with the exceptional skill and genius involved from the people responsible for the creation of the engineering masterpieces that Holt's are privileged to auction. These artisans have inspired Nicholas to absorb as much as possible about antique and modern firearms. Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Gunmakers since 1999, and trustee of the Gunmakers Charitable Trust.
Christopher joined the company in mid-2000 having spent five years at one of the major London Auction Houses. Second-in-Command in the company, his main area of specialisation is modern sporting guns and rifles. Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Gunmakers since 2002.
Nicholas joined the company in 2006; currently holds the position of Gunroom Manager for Holt's Auctioneers. He maintains the day-to-day operation of the Gunrooms, handling initial client enquiries, and specialising in valuation and cataloguing of modern shotguns and rifles.
Alexander Courtney joined the company in 2006, and currently acts as Warehouse Manager. He deals with initial client queries and specialises in valuation and cataloguing of taxidermy, accessories and sporting rifles.
Robert joined the company in March 2010 taking over the position of valuing and cataloguing the antique arms and armour. Robert's previous employment within the wholesale and retail gun-trade for over 30 years has given him a wealth of knowledge within this field, and he is also responsible for appraising revolvers, pistols and modern military arms as well as air-guns and militaria
Donald is a leading writer and firearms authority who is Holts gun historian. Having long established himself within the gun industry he is ideally placed to research and confirm provenance of a wide range of items.
Laura joined Holt's as the Accounts Manager and heads a team responsible for all aspects of invoicing and payment, V.A.T. and import/export taxes.
Simon is responsible for logistics co-ordination.
Due to the varying nature of items, licenses and requirements for pricing and quotes for delivery or to arrange collection of items for consignment please contact our Shipping Department direct at:
William is responsible for all aspects of UK shipment and collection and can advise on licensing requirements.
HGSS are Holt's approved international shipping agents and are responsible for all International shipping, both import and export. They can advise on international licensing, and documentation.
Andrew Orr specialises in providing digital photography and IT solutions to implement advertising, the website, online catalogue, live online bidding and the auction webcast.