McMurray Auctions was established in September 1996 with its first auction Specializing in Drugstore/Apothecary, Patent Medicine & Advertising, and is a Nationwide Leader in this Field .  These are absentee auctions with all the bidding done by phone, fax or emailing. Categories include: Drugstore/Apothecary, Soda Fountain, Medical Instruments, Veterinary, Dental, Pills & Tins, Paper & Books, Labeled Patent Medicine Bottles and all related Advertising.

Our Auctions

We conduct 3 Auctions annually with  Auction #61 scheduled to close on Saturday, July 16th at 10:00 PM EST. Catalogs are in full color with every lot described and photographed, with estimates. The full color catalogs for upcoming auctions are $15.00 each and include a post auction prices realized listing after the sale. I also sell past auction catalogs at $5.00 each. These serve as a great reference and price guide. Many subscribers don’t even participate in the auction and just like the catalogs for that point of reference and to keep up with what’s happening in the hobby and pricing.

If you would like to be included on my mailing list, I will need your address and contact information and you will then be automatically notified about future auctions also. I send out a card to everyone on the list approx. 4-5 weeks before the next auction, listing the highlights of that sale. At that time, if you want a catalog, just send out a check for $15.00 and the catalog will be sent out. I also accept all major Credit Cards and PayPal.

I receive consignments from across the country and also buy outright any collection or accumulation and will travel to your location if necessary. I’m especially looking for old drugstores either going out of business or currently in business to buy out their old stock, and have been doing so for 25+ yrs., traveling all over the country. To date, I have probably bought out the contents of over 30+ stores and am always looking for more. I will also pay a finders fee for leads to any old store where I end up being able to buy the contents or items out of it.