Services You Didn’t Know We Offered

Posted: July 21, 2014 By:



Services You Didn’t Know We Offered

Posted: July 21, 2014 By:

Palms Trading Company is known throughout the Southwest and by art dealers worldwide for our authentic Native American Indian art. People visit us from far and near to browse our selection of jewelry, pottery, rugs, baskets and more from Pueblo and Navajo artists. But most people don’t know we do more than sell Native American Indian art.

Native American Indian Art Appraisals

The buyers at Palms Trading Company are very knowledgeable—they have over 133 years combined experience in buying and selling Native American Indian art! Our expertise allows us to provide informal appraisals on Native American Indian art (pottery, jewelry, etc.) at no charge. Appraisals are often required for insurance purposes, and our approximation of dollar value is typically considered authoritative by most insurance carriers. (Ask your insurance provider what other documentation may need to accompany our appraisal in order for your piece of art to be added to your policy.)

Vintage & Antique Native American Indian Art Consignment & Purchase

In addition to new pieces from Pueblo and Navajo artists, we also buy and sell vintage and antique Native American Indian art. We may sell the piece on consignment for you. In this arrangement, you determine the base price for the item. On occasion, we may purchase a piece from an individual seller to add to our own collection.

How to Use Our Services

Palms Trading Company can provide informal appraisals and arrange for the sale/purchase of your vintage or antique Native American Indian art whether you are local or not.

If you are in the greater Albuquerque area, we ask that you please call (505.247.8504) before visiting our Old Town location to make sure that one of our buyers will be available when you visit. If you cannot come to our store, we can conduct the appraisal via email. To do so, please send us:

  • A photo of the item with a ruler or other object next to it for size comparison (you may also email specific dimensions)
  • A photo of the bottom or back side of the piece that shows the signature or hallmark

With this information, we can provide an approximate value. We may also arrange shipping to get the piece to us.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.