The Saleroom
10 Allan Street
Douglas, Isle of Man
Isle Of Man
01624 665550



Murray’s has been operating on the Isle of Man since 2007 conducting regular fine art and specialist auctions. Murray’s can carry out valuations for probate, insurance and for matrimonial divisions. Through the use of targeted marketing, dedicated mailings lists and social media we ensure our client’s items have access to an international pool of purchasers. Our experience and professional approach to these sales with our reasonable charges gives you an unrivalled service.

With offices and saleroom located in central Douglas it allows easy access for our vendors and buyers. For more information on services please visit the services section of this website or contact us directly.


The Isle of Man has specific "Know Your Customer" legislation to which Murray's Ltd. is subject. All those wishing to bid via online facilities will be required to satisfy the Auctioneer of their genuine identity and place of residence / business

Invoices will only be issued in the name of the registered bidder.

In these conditions, Murray's Ltd act as Auctioneers and Agents and are called Murray's Ltd and the Representative of Murray’s Ltd conducting the Auction is called "The Auctioneer"

a) All Lots shall be paid for and removed at the buyer's risk and expense directly after the sale, All Lots are at the purchasers risk at the fall of the hammer and Murray’s Ltd shall not be responsible if the same are lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed, and all Lots not so removed shall remain at the risk of the buyer and subject to a minimum warehousing charge of £10 per week + VAT. If they are not paid for and removed within seven days of the sale Murray’s Ltd may resell them by Auction or privately without notice to the buyer.

b) If the buyer fails to comply with any of the above conditions the damage recoverable from the defaulter shall include all loss arising from any re-sale of the Lot together with charges and expenses in respect of both sales, and any money deposited in part payment shall be held by Murray’s Ltd against the defaulter's liability and may be appropriated in settlement or part settlement of the liability.

c) Goods in transit delivered by Murray’s Ltd following the sale are also at the sole risk of the buyer from the fall of the hammer until delivered.

Ample opportunity is given for inspection and each purchaser by making a bid for a Lot acknowledges that he has satisfied himself fully before bidding by inspection or otherwise as to all the Sale Conditions, the physical condition of and description of the Lot including but not restricted to whether the Lot is damaged or has been repaired.

While Murray’s Ltd make every effort to ensure the accuracy of their catalogues and the description of any lot:-

a) Each lot is sold by the seller thereof with all faults and defects therein and with all errors of description and is to be taken and paid for whether genuine and authentic or not and no compensation shall be paid for the same.

b) Murray’s Ltd act as Agents only and neither they nor the seller are responsible for any faults or defects in any Lot or the correctness of any statement as to the authorship, origin, date, age, attribution, genuineness, provenance or condition of any Lot.

c) All statements in the catalogues, advertisements or brochures of forthcoming sales, as to any of the matters specified in (b) above are statements of opinion, and are not to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact, and intending purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to all of the matters specified in (b) above as to the physical description of any Lot, and to whether or not any Lot has been repaired.

d) The Seller or Murray’s Ltd do not make or give, nor has any person in the employ of Murray’s Ltd any authority to make or give, any representation of warranty.

e) In any event neither the Seller nor Murray’s Ltd are responsible for any representation of warranty, or for any statement in the catalogues, Advertisements or Brochures of forthcoming sales.

f) All conditions, notices, descriptions, statements and other matters in the catalogues and elsewhere concerning any Lot are subject to any statements modifying or affecting the same made by the Auctioneer from the rostrum prior to any bid being accepted for the Lot.

a) Murray’s Ltd shall have the absolute right, at sole discretion, to refuse admission to auction premises or attendance at its Murray’s Ltd by any person.

b) Murray’s Ltd have absolute discretion to divide any Lot, to combine any two or more Lots or to withdraw any Lot or Lots from the sale, to refuse bids, regulate bidding or to cancel the sale without in any case giving any reason or without previous notice. Murray’s Ltd. Murray’s Ltd may bid on behalf of the Vendor for all goods which are being offered subject to reserve or at the Auctioneer's discretion.

c) The highest bidder shall be the buyer at the "hammer price" any dispute shall be settled at Murray’s Ltd absolute discretion. Every bidder shall be deemed to act as principal unless there is in force a written acknowledgement by Murray’s Ltd that they act as agent on behalf of a named principal.

d) Murray’s Ltd shall regulate the bidding and shall have the right to refuse any bid which does not exceed the previous bid by such proportion as the Auctioneer shall in his absolute discretion direct.

Notwithstanding any other terms of these Conditions, if within seven days after the sale Murray’s Ltd have received from the buyer of any Lot, notice in writing that in their view the Lot is a deliberate forgery and within fourteen days after such notification the buyer returns the same to Murray’s Ltd in the same condition as at the time of sale and by producing evidence, the burden of proof to be upon the buyer, satisfies Murray’s Ltd, that considered in the light of the entry in the Catalogue the Lot is a deliberate forgery then the sale of the Lot will be rescinded and the purchase price of the same refunded. The Vendor agrees to be bound by the Murray’s Ltd decision.

Every person on the Murray’s Ltd premises at any time shall be deemed to be there at his or her own risk. He/she shall have no claim against Murray’s Ltd in respect to any accident which may occur or injury, damage or loss howsoever caused.

a) Murray’s Ltd act as agents only and they disclaim responsibility for default by either Buyer or Seller.

b) Whilst the interests of prospective buyers are best served by attendance at the Auction, Murray’s Ltd will if so instructed execute bids on their behalf, as cheaply as other bids and reserves allow.

c) Murray’s Ltd accept no responsibility in connection with commissioning of members of staff to bid for Lots on behalf of intending purchasers. Instructions to bid given by telephone are accepted at the senders risk and should be confirmed in writing.

d) It is the responsibility of all persons leaving bids to ascertain immediately after the conclusion of the sale whether they have been successful.

a) The property in a Lot shall not pass to the buyer until he has paid the purchase price in full but each Lot is at the risk of the purchaser from the fall of the hammer. Each purchaser forthwith give his/her full name and permanent address and if called upon to do so by Murray’s Ltd shall forthwith pay to Murray’s Ltd such proportion of the purchase price as Murray’s Ltd may require. If the purchaser fails to do so the Lot may at Murray’s Ltd sole discretion be put up again and re-sold.


All items offered for sale are offered without the protection of Consumer or Trading Standards legislation relating to fitness for purpose or merchantable quality. It is the sole responsibility of the prospective buyer to satisfy themselves in this respect, without exception.

All electrical and mechanical goods are sold without guarantee and at the buyer's risk. This includes but is not exclusive to clocks, watches, barometers, lawnmowers, projectors, computers or cameras and purchasers should satisfy themselves as to their condition before purchase.

All Motor Vehicles and Agricultural Tractors which by law require to be licensed are sold as seen and without any warranty whatsoever. Purchasers should satisfy themselves completely as to the condition and road worthiness or otherwise of the vehicle which on the fall of the hammer becomes their sole responsibility.
Murray's does not offer a shipping service but can pack and post suitable items as time permits at buyer's cost. Courier numbers can be given. This is a courtesy and no endorsement or recommendation is implied.

Murray's Ltd. will entertain NO claims for ceramics or glass damaged in transit