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Richardsons Trading Company

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Address: 222 W Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-6354
Phone Number: 505.722.4762
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Fascinating emporium!

We were privileged to have a tour of the trading post and view the saddles, dresses and costumes, jewelry, belts, rugs and other artifacts that the local Navajo entrust to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
northernneckinn
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Tappahannock, Virginia
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Tappahannock, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were privileged to have a tour of the trading post and view the saddles, dresses and costumes, jewelry, belts, rugs and other artifacts that the local Navajo entrust to Richardsons for safe keeping, bringing in their valuables and pawning them until future redemption for a nominal fee. Apparently neighborly theft is very much an issue and this is the... More 

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North Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Richardson's is misleadingly labelled a trading company. What you walk into is an amazing living museum of Navajo, Hopi and Zuni art. The store has operated since the early 20th century and acts as noth a trading company and a pawn for the natives. The staff are extremely knowledgeable abut all the types of art they have for sale and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

If you want quality antique and/or new native american turquoise jewelry; this is your place. Best prices and selection of anywhere we visited (to include Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Tucson). For most of the jewelry, you pay 1/3 of the price marked. Also excellent selection of bolo's, rugs, saddles, paintings, etc. Highly recommend!

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

This trading post is awesome do not miss it. Don't expect to buy unless you have a lot of cash to spend. But to see the Navajo Rug Room was worth the stop alone. We were there for several hours on a rainy day as it was so full of artifacts.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This place was recommended in several guidebooks but it was so expensive. It was basically just rugs, turquoise jewelry and saddles.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The inventory of items in this store cannot be surpassed. The service is friendly and very professional. Larry Fulbright took excellent attention to our needs. He went out of his way to make sure we had exactly what we wanted. Will go back there again.

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Gallup, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Very authentic navaho fare , somewhat expensive , The selection is ok but Perry Null is much better. certainly the best and most authentic native american place on Route66. All the others are owned by middle eastern individuals who PRIVATELY employ navaho

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Hampshire, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I was looking to buy a cuff bracelet and the sales lady told me my wrist was too small for the selection they had and wouldn't show me anymore. When I asked the prices of the items, I didn't get an answer. The people weren't rude but they weren't helpful. I won't go back or recommend it either.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Do not miss this treasure of an emporium. Beautiful native jewelry including old pawn, unique collectibles and rugs, rugs and more rugs! All authentic. The building itself is museum quality. Some rooms have old tin ceilings. You could easily spend a hour or two poking around. Don't be turned off by the neighborhood and be sure to check it out... More 

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New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

There is no way to describe Richardson's - it is absolutely the biggest, most extensive collection of Indian (mostly Navajo) rugs, jewelry, fetishes, leather goods - most of it having been pawned by Indians for ready cash. Peek in the back room and you will see hundreds, maybe thousands, of turquoise pieces hanging on the walls. It is truly mind-boggling.... More 

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