What’s it worth?

A question that I continually have to deal with in the antique business is “what’s it worth?” It is a valuable question and one that deserves answering. However that is not always an easy task. The easy straightforward answer is, “It is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it.” But that turns […]

Selling furniture

I never know what I am going to encounter while out buying furniture for my home or the store. Sometimes I have to leave a beautiful piece of furniture behind. This installment is about when furniture has been moved outside. You have made the decision to part with piece of antique furniture. It’s okay. You […]

Identifying Antiques

I am not an expert in anything. I have however been around a fair amount of time and have learned a few things. In fact, I am still learning everyday in this business.. In the world of antiques and collectibles, I get asked a question a lot. “How do I know it’s real?” There are […]

2016 Reader’s Choice Award

Five Katz Antiques has been awarded the honor of being voted the number one store in the categories of Antique store, Vintage store & Collectibles store in this years Hometown News Readers Choice poll for North Brevard. We are truly thankful to everyone who took the time to fill out a ballot and vote for […]

Categories and definitions

Welcome to Five Katz Antiques blog. For my first blog entry, I wanted to put forth the most common definitions for the categories of merchandise that we sell. This would include antiques, collectibles, vintage & Retro items, and oddities. Let’s start with antiques.   Antiques An antique (Latin: antiquus; “old”, “ancient”) is an old collectable […]