Holtís are the dominant auction house in Europe specialising in the sale of fine modern and antique guns and associated sporting ephemera. With an expansive and truly global audience, we are confident that the hammer prices achieved for our vendors are the highest possible, and much effort goes into marketing the Lots consigned to us.
We are based on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk but hold our quarterly auctions from our London salerooms, thus making it easier for international clients to attend in person. Each main sale will typically comprise of circa nine hundred Lots split into a morning and afternoon session. As a general rule we expect hammer prices to be in the region of top estimate, but they can often sail-on comfortably above that figure. Running along this is our sealed bid sale with up to two thousand interesting Lots, but of a lower financial value. Total hammer price for each sale is usually circa £1.5m.
We are very pleased to be associated with the Duke and Duchess of Rutland and their splendid home at Belvoir Castle. With their kind permission, we have a cabinet housed in the Gunís shoot room displaying a small selection of forthcoming Lots in our next sale. This means that Guns who are shooting at Belvoir (or visiting in the off-season) may view these items with a degree of privacy. Should they wish to, they can also leave items at the castle for appraisal and possible consignment for sale. In addition to this we will be holding regular valuation days at Belvoir attended by our local representative, Simon Grantham and a member of the valuation team.
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