Both Gavin Gardiner and Holt’s are offering free gun valuations across the country this October

Gavin Gardiner will be visiting Sotheby’s offices throughout the country to give free advice and auction values on guns, rifles and related items next month.

“We are looking for all things shooting, but especially guns and items relating to the best and most famous makers such as Holland & Holland, James Purdey & Sons, Boss & Co and John Dickson,” said Gavin Gardiner.

“The market remains very strong for fine and unusual items, with record prices continuing to be paid, which was evident at my recent auction.”

Gavin Gardiner will be offering free gun valuations on these days:

October 8 – Yorkshire Gun Room, Harrogate
October 10 – Pulborough, West Sussex
October 14 – Sotheby’s Edinburgh
October 15 – Glasgow
October 17 – Sotheby’s New Bond Street, London
October 25 – Tiverton, Devon

Holt’s Auctioneers will also be holding free valuation days in October. Billed as an Antiques Roadshow-style event, these informative days will also offer advice on insurance and probate requirements.

“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,” advised senior valuer Roland Elworthy.

“We will then suggest a realistic catalogue estimate and reserve (if you are minded to sell) together with a likely hammer price.”

Holt’s Auctioneers’ free valuation days are detailed below. You need to book an appointment in advance by calling 01485 542 822.

October 9 – Congham Hall, Norfolk, PE32 1AH
October 14 – The Bear Hotel, Cowbridge, CF71 7AF
October 15 – The Old Black Lion, Hereford, HR3 5AB
October 16 – Cholmondeley Arms, Cheshire, SY14 8HN
October 21 – Orvis, North Yorkshire, HG1 1BJ
October 22 – The Nag’s Head, North Yorkshire, YO7 4JG
October 23 – Kings Shillings Antiques, Woking, GU24 0NZ
October 28 – Lady’s Wood Shooting School, Bristol, BS37 6PW
October 28 – Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, NG32 1PE
October 29 – The Nare, Cornwall, TR2 5PF
October 30 – The Gunroom, Devon, PL21 9AN
November 4 – Honesberie Shooting Ground, Warwickshire, CV47 7SG