selling with holts

We strive to make the process of selling your gun very straightforward. Simply contact Holt’s 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
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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 £11.50 (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 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:
Monday 15th October
Midcounties Blacking Ltd
Britannia Enterprise Park
Staffordshire, WS14 9UY
Monday 15th October
The Three Salmons
Bridge Street, Usk
Monmouthshire, NP15 1RY
Tuesday 16th October
Belvoir Castle
Leicestershire, NG32 1PE
Tuesday 16th October
Dovey Valley Hotel
Cemmaes Road
Powys, SY20 8JZ
Tuesday 16th October
Hessett House
Beyton, Bury St. Edmunds
Suffolk, IP30 9AH
Wednesday 17th October
Vaynol Gunroom
Bron y Gaer South Road
Gwynedd, LL55 3SY
Wednesday 17th October (10am – 1pm)
5 Wemyss Place
Edinburgh, EH3 6DH
Thursday 18th October (10am - 1pm)
John Dickson & Son
The Steading
Dunkeld House, Home Farm
Perthshire, PH8 0HX
Thursday 18th October
South Yorkshire Shooting Supplies
178 Everill Gate Lane, Wombwell
South Yorkshire, S73 0YQ
south yorkshire
Tuesday 23rd October (10am – 12:30pm)
Game & Country
Dunsdale Road, Selkirk
Scottish Borders, TD7 5EB
scottish borders
Tuesday 23rd October
(also from 4pm – 8pm on the 22nd)

Highbullen Hotel, Golf and Country Club
North Devon, EX37 9HD
Tuesday 23rd October (1pm – 4pm)
Bisley At Braidwood
Midlem, Nr. Selkirk
Scottish Borders, TD7 4QD
scottish borders
Wednesday 24th October
Southfield Sporting
Southfield House
Whatley, Frome BA11 3JY
Wednesday 24th October (10am – 3pm)
Bywell Shooting Ground
Bywell Farm, Felton
Northumberland, NE65 9QQ
Thursday 25th October (10am – 3pm)
Gilsans of Yorkshire
Moor Park, Melsonby
North Yorkshire, DL10 5PR
North Yorkshire
Tuesday 30th October
Greenfields Shooting Grounds
Sturry Hill, Sturry
Kent, CT2 0NG
Wednesday 31st October
King’s Shilling Antiques
Fultons Building
Bisley Camp, Brookwood, Woking
Surrey, GU24 0NZ
Thursday 1st November
Honesberie Shooting Ground
The Grange, Priors Marston, Southam
Warwickshire, CV47 7SG

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

british offices

Mark Forster
North East
T: +44 (0)1665 602659
M: +44 (0)7970 184092
David Thurgood
West Country
T: +44 (0)1297 306123
M: +44 (0)7775 814262
Chris Meachin
Cheshire, Shropshire & North Wales
T: +44 (0)1925 601237
M: +44 (0)7836 645118

Mark Johnson
Yorks, Lancs & Cumbria
T: +44 (0)1482 426435
M: +44 (0)7947 858857

Darren Burtenshaw
Channel Islands
M: +44 (0)781 165044

Roger Thomas F.R.I.C.S.
South Wales
T: +44 (0)2920 346370
M: +44 (0)7768 232334

John Prince
Sussex, Surrey & Kent
T: +44 (0)1403 733735
M: +44 (0)7800 745321
Charles Dingwall
Northern Home Counties, Hampshire,
Wiltshire & Gloucestershire
T: +44 (0)1235 868227
M: +44 (0)7768 768587

Bertie Rutherford
Southern Scotland
T: +44 (0)1450 850607
M: +44 (0)7422 405738

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

Martin Price
Derbyshire, Staffordshire
T: +44 (0)1335 330823
M: +44 (0)7889 163242

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

Martin Davy
Essex & Hertfordshire
T: +44 (0)1621 854433
M: +44 (0)7767 481461

Simon Grantham
Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire
T: +44 (0)7860 300055
Fax: +44 (0)1526 660241

Richard Zawadski
Northern Scotland, Orkney & Shetland Isles
T: +44 (0)1856 871040
M: +44 (0)7889 854385

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

Richard Harvey
T: +44 (0)7975 669555

Richard Jones
Mid Wales
M: +44 (0)7889 225488
  Tommy MacMillan
Western Scotland
M: +44 (0)7789 863402

european offices

Germany & Austria
Ralph Paschen
T: 0049 171 53 44054

Andras Szollar
T: 0036 84 322 949

Mike Bailey
T: 0034 959528771

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

Lubomir Sip/Petra Sipova
T: 0042 (0)777227 212

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

Bobby Van der Putten
T: 0033 622 933 638

Czech Republic
Lubomir Sip/Petra Sipova
T:0042 (0)777227 212

Benjamin Rophé
T: 06 17 01 95 60

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

Lars Magnusson
T: 001 307 7335450

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