To restore or not to restore…That, is the question.

Unlike the question of value that we have discussed in recent articles, I can answer this (at least for me) in one simple answer. “It’s only original once.” You can restore just about anything. Everything from Radios, TV’s, furniture, autos, toys, homes, juke boxes and even pinball machines can be restored. Everyone seems to have […]

Collecting Antique Toys – A blast from the past.

As we get older, nothing connects us to our youth like finding something in an antique store or marketplace that we owned when we were younger and nothing does this with more raw emotion than toys. Toys can instantly bring back vivid memories and take us back to our carefree days of imagination when everything […]

What’s your best price?

There are as many different pricing structures as there are different types of retail stores. I don’t think there is any right answer. You must find either an industry standard or just use what works for you. Some examples of industry standards would be, jewelry can be marked up to 800%, clothing to 500%, white […]

Five Katz Antiques sales tax policy

After a lengthy conversation with the Florida Department of Revenue… I have learned that foreign and out of state sales tax exemption forms are not recognized by the Florida Department of Revenue and are not valid for an exemption of sales tax in Florida. Therefore, to comply with the state tax laws of the Florida […]

2017 Hometown News Reader’s Choice Awards

We can finally announce the news! Five Katz Antiques has been voted number one in the Hometown News Reader’s Choice Awards in three categories for Titusville and Merritt Island for the second year in a row! Best Antique Store in Titusville and Merritt Island Best Vintage Store in Titusville Best Used Furniture Store in Titusville […]

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 […]