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“Excellent and Honest: Bill Malone Trading!”

Bill Malone Trading Company
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Gallup
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Bill Malone was for years the principle Trader at Hubbell Trading Post. He is experienced and honest. His jewelry, rugs etc are first rate and priced well. he will always give a good si=discount on the listed price. He also stands by what he sells.
I have two bracelets that I bought at Shush Yaz from Bill when he worked there...and has has fixed them when a few of the small tourquoise fell out ...at no charge...even though he did not sell them to me from his own business.
I always recommend folks from out of town to go to Bill's and not have to worry about the quality of what thye are buying. And stories? He has got stories!

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

There is no one more knowledgeable in Native American art than Bill Malone. He is personal friends with many of the top Native American artists of the area and southwest. While everyone else in the Gallup area pass themselves as Indian traders, Bill has remained true to his profession as trader and has established trust with all who do business with him. Many of us are so grateful he and his wife, Minnie have not faded from the Native American art scene after their time at Hubbell's Trading Post in Ganado, Arizona. We certainly do wish them and their family must success with their business in Gallup.

2  Thank ArtHound2013
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Since my first review we have returned to Bill's Trading Post in Gallup several times; we've known Bill for about 25 years and would trust him on anything; his knowledge is deep in all areas of Navajo arts - rugs, paintings, jewelry, carvings, antiques of Native American items. He is a gentle man full of knowledge and willing to share it with all who are interested. While his trading post may look modest and rather small it is filled with outstanding items and he has many more in his collection.

2  Thank carefree85377
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

I have lived on the Navajo Nation for 16 years.During that time I got acquainted with Bill Malone when he was at Hubble's Trading Post in Ganado, Arizona. He now has his own trading company in Gallup, New Mexico.

There is no one more fair and knowledgeable than Bill. He is a wealth of knowledge on Native art and all things Navajo. He is also as good of a man as you will ever meet! He is tireless when talking with folks and always has a story to share. I consider it an honor to call him my friend.

His store is well stocked and has many beautiful examples of Native art. He is fair and honest. You will not get ripped off. There are many good trading post in Gallup, but I would definitely start with the Bill Malone Trading Post. Don't miss it when you are in Gallup.

4  Thank haynes9
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Bill Malone is a life long Indian trader, with incredible knowledge of an commitment to Indian arts. He is fair to the buyer as well as to the artist. His reputation among the Native people is outstanding, some say he is more Native himself than white. His command of the Diné language is better than that of many Navajo themselves. His shop is amazing and not to be missed. Bill is quiet and understated, confident, and knowledgeable. Take the time to stop by his shop, visit, and pick up some amazing art.

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