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Next Sale – Friday 11th December 2020

Entries Invited - Deadline 13th November 2020

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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 at Gardiner Houlgate

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

Holding five large dedicated sales each year offering a good and varied selection of stringed instruments to include violins, violas, cellos, basses and bows.

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.

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

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

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