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Bill Malone Trading Company

235 W. Coal Ave, Gallup, NM 87305
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Gallup
Type: Antique Shops, Shopping
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Type: Antique Shops, Shopping
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

On the recommendation of a friend from a Gallup trading family, we stopped in and were impressed with the beauty of Bill Malone's offerings. He once ran the famous Hubble Trading Post and has a wealth of experience and knowledge that he happily shares. We purchased a beautiful cuff by Lonn Parker. His shop and stock are small compared to... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Bill Malone is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Navajo rugs. I am sure that whatever price you pay in his store is less than what you would pay in another legit trading post, and you will come away with a lot more information than if you just bought it from one of the other stores. Bill is... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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111 reviews 111 reviews
26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Highly touted but rather disappointing. Very nice stuff but extremely expensive. Probably worth the price but not for most people.

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Alameda, Ca
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Over the last year and a half I have been to two other trading posts in Gallup. Both have an extensive rug and jewelry collection and I like what I have purchased; but Bill Malone Trading Post is the best of the three. The collection is smaller but what he has is lovely. The selling point is Bill, himself. He... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We had been traveling for over a month through several states. Hitting New Mexico we wanted to purchase authentic Indian items. We were leaving Albuquerque, so I read about Gallup in my AAA travel book. It sounded like the place to shop. Although we had no clue where to begin. I consulted Trip Advisor and read previous reviews of Bill... More 

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Tuba City, Arizona
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Since my family is very close to the owner. BIll Malone is married out in Ganado Az Area, him and his wife own the place. They always have amazing jewelry in stock, and the prices are always reasonable :)

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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145 reviews 145 reviews
56 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Bill is knowledgeable and very honest. His prices are fair and every case is full of beautiful peices. The rugs are amazing. If you come through Gallup it would be a shame to miss this store. If you are looking for authenticity then Bills is the place for you.

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Marietta, Georgia
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93 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Interesting selection of Indian art, especially woven goods, also some very nice Kachina dolls. I purchase a beautiful carved walking stick that the Trading Company mailed to Atlanta since it was too big to fly with us on the plane. They know their business and will work with you any way that they can.

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San Diego, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We visited the Bill Malone's store based on a recommendation from a gallery owner in Santa Fe. It involved a detour, but was worth it! We met Mr. Malone and two of his daughters. Mr. Malone is a local and has lived in the region and knows Navajo craft...I mean, KNOWS! He gave us an education in the styles of... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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199 reviews 199 reviews
90 attraction reviews
445 helpful votes 445 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Bill Malone, himself will help you with anything sold in his Gallup Trading Post. His experience with Navajo weavings and their history is unparalleled. This is not a place to buy inexpensive souvenirs and t-shirts but to acquire Navajo art at extremely fair prices…both for you and the Navajos who created the art. Equity for the Navajo artist, honesty and... More 

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