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Next Sale – Friday 14th December 2018

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Thinking of selling your violin, viola, cello, bow or your entire collection? Then contact the Specialists!

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Welcome to Violin Auctions

Gardiner Houlgate is one of the premier firms in the country to offer Specialist Fine Stringed Instrument Auctions.

We hold five large dedicated sales a year offering a good and varied selection of violins, violas, cellos and bows.

NEW GH Live – bid live online in all of our sales

This site will be regularly updated with news and information of forthcoming sales. For further information on all of our sales please visit

We pride ourselves in offering a personal, efficient and friendly service. With established mailing lists and ‘live’ internet bidding we are able to offer an unrivalled International specialist auction service.

If you would like further information, whether buying or selling then please do not hesitate to contact us (+44 (0)1225 812912) or by emailing