Pikesville, MD – -(Ammoland.com)- Is your shotgun worth more in the U.K. than the U.S.?
Holt’s Auctioneers, the leading fine gun auction house in England, is once again scouring the American market for hidden gems that may garner big bucks across the Atlantic.
In pursuit of collectible firearms here, Holt’s has expanded its network of Representatives in America to include Lars Magnusson, founder of traditional driven-shoot favorite, Blixt & Co.
The inaugural outreach by Holt’s and Blixt will occur at the Safari Club Conventions in Dallas and Reno in early January. Dallas Safari Club, held January 3rd – 6th 2013, takes place at the Dallas Convention Center. SCI’s 41st Annual Hunters’ Convention in Reno during January 23rd – 26th 2013 is in the Reno Sparks Convention Center.
The plan calls for Holt’s founder, Nick Holt, along with his associates from the auction house, to occupy the Blixt exhibit at both shows. The Blixt booth number is 2836-40 in Dallas and in Reno it’s number 30. A private area permits free confidential valuations of individual guns and collections centered on condition and provenance. With valuation certificate in hand, owners can either consign their guns to Holt’s for auction or retain ownership with no obligation to act.
Subsequently, Mr. Magnusson will be Holt’s point man in America to arrange valuations and logistical support for quarterly auctions at the Princess Louise House in London, which are complemented by live Internet bidding and sealed-bid auctions. Although Holt’s works with American dealers such as Griffin & Howe, Holland & Holland, Lewis Drake and Associates and Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Co. to locate firearms in America, Mr. Magnusson is Holt’s first exclusive agent with no competing interests in the gun trade.
Following the Safari Club confabs, Mr. Magnusson will arrange engagements in the U.S. where valuations by Holt’s will be given at no charge. If the owner opts to have Holt’s auction their guns, Mr. Magnusson facilitates the transfer.
Read more at Shot Gun Life: http://tiny.cc/zxpxpw