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Bill Malone Trading Company

235 W. Coal Ave, Gallup, NM 87305
505-863-3401
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Gallup
Type: Antique Shops
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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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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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Escalon
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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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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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44 helpful votes 44 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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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
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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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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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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We visited Mr. Malone's store this week. He is a very nice, gentle, knowledgeable man. His rug prices were very reasonable compared to other stores in the area. The rug we bought is beautiful and of high quality. We were honored to meet Mr. Malone, a legend in Native American trading. If you are in the area, a visit to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

We checked out the Bill Malone Trading Company after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. From the moment we walked into the store we knew we were in good hands. Mr. Malone was there and it is clear he knows his business very, very well. He cares about his customers and wants to help them find something special. He is... More

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