Pickle Barrel Trading Post



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Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Where are you located?
Q:  How do we find the Pickle Barrel Trading Post once we get to Globe. 
Q:  How long has the Pickle Barrel Trading Post been in business?
Q:  What are your hours & days of operation?
Q:  Do you have adequate parking?  What if I am towing a boat or RV?

Q:  Which credit cards do you accept?
Q:  When will you have On-line  shopping?
Q:  Do you ship merchandise outside of the USA?
Q:  Our dogs travel with us!  Is there a place to exercise the dogs?
Q:  Does the Pickle Barrel Trading Post have a public restroom?

Q:  Does your shop offer a ‘Lay-a-Way’ payment plan?
Q:  How much of your merchandise is Made in the USA?

Q:  Is the Pickle Barrel Trading Post mostly an ‘Antique’ shop?
Q:  Do you BUY good antiques, collectibles, etc. from individuals that contact your shop?
Q:  Can you Special Order certain name brand items that may not be stocked in the shop?
Q:  Where do you buy your Native American Jewelry?
Q:  Is most of your Indian Jewelry made with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise?
Q:  What other types of Native American Art & Craft do you sell?
Q:  How big is your Rocks & Minerals Shop?
Q:  What do you mean by ‘Yard Art’?
Q:  Where can we go to eat?  Any Good restaurants?

Q:  Are there any other Good shops to visit in Globe?
Q:  What else is there to DO in Globe?
Q:  Are there any Bed & Breakfasts in town?
Q:  Is there an Indian Casino nearby?


Q:  Where are you located?

A: See ‘Contact & Location’ on our Homepage.  We are located at 404 S. Broad St., Globe, AZ.  Globe is approximately 85 miles east of Phoenix, or 1 ½ hours from Sky Harbor Airport.

Q:  How do we find the Pickle Barrel Trading Post once we get to Globe. 

A: Find Broad Street in Historic Downtown Globe.  Go south on Broad St. to 404 S. Broad St.  Look for the huge, old warehouse by the railroad tracks.  We are just around the bend from the Train Depot.  Call if need be, and we will steer you right here!

Q:  How long has the Pickle Barrel Trading Post been in business?

A: The former owners opened ‘Pickle Barrel Art & Antiques’ in 1994.  We (Jim & Kelly Moss) purchased the building in 2003.  We changed the name to emphasize the considerable Trading Post/Native American business that we are engaged in.  Our Grand Opening took place in September, 2003.

Q:  What are your hours & days of operation?

A: The Pickle Barrel Trading Post is open 7 days a week, from 10am to 5:45pm.  We have found that our repeat customers appreciate knowing that if they venture to Globe, the Pickle Barrel Trading Post WILL be OPEN!  We are closed only 3 days during the year --- Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving.

Q:  Do you have adequate parking?  What if I am towing a boat or RV?

A: Yes.  We have our own private parking lot that can accommodate @ 15 vehicles.  If the parking lot is full, there is a vacant lot just next door, by Los Robertos Mexican Café (a really good Taco Shop!).

Q:  Which credit cards do you accept?

A: We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.  Credit or Debit is fine.  

Q:  When will you have On-line  shopping?

A: Honestly, we are not sure if & when we will offer On-line shopping.  At this time, we offer ‘Order-by-Phone’ transactions.  We do feature a variety of unique items --- ‘Special Finds’ on our web-site.  If you are interested in purchasing any of these items, please call or e-mail to discuss how to complete the transaction.  Of course, if you have visited our shop in Globe, and remember a specific item that you want to purchase --- just call, and we will be happy to complete the transaction over the phone and ship you the merchandise.

Q:  Do you ship merchandise outside of the USA?

A: Yes, we will ship merchandise anywhere inside or outside of the U.S.  We utilize the US Postal Service, UPS, or Federal Express.

Q:  Our dogs travel with us!  Is there a place to exercise the dogs?

A: Good question!  We operate a ‘Dog Friendly’ shop.  Since our building is so big and spacious inside, friendly dogs are welcome!  Also, there is an area adjacent to the shop, along the railroad tracks, to ‘walk the dog’.  There is a fenced Dog Park about 1 mile away, so bring Fido and hit the road!

Q:  Does the Pickle Barrel Trading Post have a public restroom?

A: Yes!  In fact, our Public Restroom receives rave reviews from customers for its comfort and cleanliness!  See our old Texaco Restroom sign mounted to the wall behind the commode!

Q:  Does your shop offer a ‘Lay-a-Way’ payment plan?

A: Yes, we do!  Just inquire at the sales counter, and we will be happy to discuss a payment plan that works for you.  Typically, we ask for 30% down payment, then we set up a payment calendar that allows the customer a reasonable time period to complete the transaction.  ‘Lay-a Way’ plans may not be available for items discounted for special promotional sale.

Q:  How much of your merchandise is Made in the USA?

A: We try very hard to support local artisans, craftsmen, and American manufacturers.  However, we do carry a variety of imported products.

Q:  Is the Pickle Barrel Trading Post mostly an ‘Antique’ shop?

A: No.  However, approximately 25% of our merchandise could be classified as ‘antique & collectible’.  The remaining 75% of our merchandise is Native American Jewelry, Art & Craft, Southwest Gifts, Western Gifts & Home Furnishings, Kid’s Stuff, Rocks & Minerals, AZ Souvenirs, Rustic Yard Art, Books & Apparel ------ a unique, eclectic shop!

Q:  Do you BUY good antiques, collectibles, etc. from individuals that contact your shop?

A: Yes, indeed!  If you have interesting items for sale, please give us a call.  We can arrange a time to view what you have, and discuss a fair price for items of interest.

Q:  Can you Special Order certain name brand items that may not be stocked in the shop?

A: Yes.  For example, we carry Pendleton products, Minnetonka Moccasins, Montana Silversmith, El Paso Saddle Blanket, Sunbody Hats.  If you want a particular size or style that may not be in stock, you may special order any item available to us.  We require a down payment to place a Special Order.

Q:  Where do you buy your Native American Jewelry?

A: We buy approximately 25% of Native American Jewelry directly from the artist/silversmith.  The remaining Native jewelry we purchase from very reputable dealers/traders that have been in this business a long, long time.  Authenticity is guaranteed.  We are very careful about truth in labeling.  Sterling Silver and authentic stones only! 


Most of our Native American Jewelry is Navajo.  However, we also have a good selection of Zuni, Hopi, Apache, and Santo Domingo jewelry.  The Southwest tribes are well represented in our Trading Post.

Q:  Is most of your Indian Jewelry made with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise?

A: We do carry a good selection of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise jewelry, which is popular because of its local origin.  However, many turquoise mines in the Southwest, including Kingman, Mojave, Dry Creek, and Hachita also provide beautiful stones for Native American silversmiths.  You will find a wide variety of turquoise and other favorite gem stones featured in the jewelry we sell.

Q:  What other types of Native American Art & Craft do you sell?

A: Southwest Native American Tribes are well represented in our shop.  Of course, the Pickle Barrel Trading Post is located in Apache country, so we display a lot of Apache art.  We have the best selection of Apache Burden Baskets in Arizona.  We also sell a great variety of Apache beadwork, framed original paintings, and Apache wood carvings.  We display the finest carvings of Apache Crown Dancers that can be found.  Apache made bow & arrows, leather medicine pouches, and stone sculptures are part of our extensive gallery.


We do have several Navajo rugs, and a huge selection of Navajo pottery and kachinas.  Hopi Katsina Dolls and Zuni fetishes are well stocked.  Of course, we also carry the numerous types of native American made gift items such as dream catchers, medicine wheels, drums, tomahawks, bow & arrows, and sandpaintings.


We frequently hear from travelers that have been on the road from Montana to Mexico ------ that we carry the most interesting and best selection of Native American Art & Craft of ANY shop they have visited throughout their entire Rocky Mountain journey!

Q:  How big is your Rocks & Minerals Shop?

A: Our Rocks & Minerals Room is a popular spot. Currently we carry a nice variety of mineral specimens.  The locally mined, Peridot comes in all shapes and sizes.  Also, local specimens of copper ore, chrysacolla, azurite, fire agates, and malachite are for sale.  We carry petrified wood, ‘Apache Tears’(obsidian), polished agates, hematite, amethyst, and Geodes.

Q:  What do you mean by ‘Yard Art’?

A: Just check out some of the photos on this web-site.  Outside, along the entire length of our 8,000 sq. ft. warehouse, you will find displayed metal sculptures of all sizes and type.  Metal baskets, animals, trellis, arbors, stars, benches, western welcome signs, topiary…… and old wagon wheels, mining memorabilia, signage, and lots & lots of other cool rusty stuff!

Q:  Where can we go to eat?  Any Good restaurants?

A: Indeed!  Globe-Miami is known for superb Mexican food!  There are at least 10 great Mexican cafes to choose from (local folks each have their favorites) including El Ranchito, and La Casita.  Also, we have a fine ‘home-town café’ serving burgers, salads, home-made cobbler & old-fashioned ice-cream fountain shakes/malts – Joe’s Broad Street Grille – just a block from our shop (Joe’s closes at 2pm).  And… excellent Italian pizza at DeMarcos.  So, just ask us when you get here and we will be happy to discuss cuisine options  ---- just make sure you are good & hungry!

Q:  Are there any other Good shops to visit in Globe?

A: Yes, you can easily spend 2-3 days exploring shops and other attractions around town.  If you like antique shops, there are several we can recommend.  Plus, you can visit the Historic Center for the Arts building.

Q:  What else is there to DO in Globe?

A: You might consider a visit to Gesh ba Gowah prehistoric ruins, Roosevelt Lake, Tonto Cliff Dwellings, or Pinal Mountain Recreation area.  This is great mountain-bike riding terrain and absolutely the best year-round climate (although a bit hot during summer months)!

Q:  Are there any Bed & Breakfasts in town?

A: Yes!  We have several B&Bs in the area.  Call us and we will recommend a suitable accommodation.

Q:  Is there an Indian Casino nearby?

A: Yes.  Apache Gold Casino is just a 10-minute drive from our shop.  There is also an 18-hole golf course at Apache Gold.


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