Memories of Christmases past…

Well it’s getting to be that time of the year again. The holidays are upon us and among all the craziness that’s going on right now, we can take some time and enjoy some nostalgia and memories of Christmases past. One of the most vivid memories I have of my youth this time of year […]

Don’t let collecting bug you.

Collecting can be a long-time entertaining hobby. Some folks might call it a passion and others an obsession. Its fun finding all the items that can make up a great collection, but sometimes, if you are not careful it can really bug you. What? Bug me? How can my passion bug me? Let me explain. […]

Sound Choices

At Five Katz antiques, we love music.  Whatever format you choose, compact discs, digital mp3s, reel to reel tape or vinyl, we love it all. Blues, Jazz, Classic Rock, New Wave, Punk, Classical, Folk, it’s all great. Since we sell vintage vinyl at the store, and have recently added new records to our inventory, I […]

Thoughts on a rocket launch & Covid 19

Letter to Mara Bellaby, Executive Editor, Florida Today   I read your article this evening about people questioning Tim Short’s crowd photo of the launch viewers on the Max Brewer Bridge. As a retired photographer, and also having photographed past launches myself, I know it was un-manipulated. Since it was announced that NASA & SpaceX […]

We are not permanently closed – Google Lied!

Five Katz Antiques followed the governor’s mandated stay at home policy by temporally closing our retail store during the Covid-19 pandemic. For some unknown reason, Google changed our status from being temporarily closed to permanently closed. I have no explanation why this was done. I don’t know if someone sent Google an edit with malicious […]

Dear Gene,

Gene Rodenberry C/O Heaven or eternity And somewhere in orbit   Dear Gene, I hope this letter finds you well , wherever your soul has chosen to rest. Whatever ethereal plane you are on I hope you are enjoying the future you so eagerly thought of and sought for all of us. Alas, only small […]

12 things antique dealers wished everyone knew

Remember Reader’s Digest? They are still around and have a series of articles called  “What _______ wants you to know.” All manner of categories are used, like pets, flight attendants, doctors, mechanics and more. Well I thought you might like to read, “12 things antique dealers want you to know.” Let’s dig in; 1. Not […]

Marx Battery Operated Trestle Train Set

As a youngster I was always active, as was any kid back in the day. We had great imaginations and never lacked for something to do. I grew up inheriting many great toys from my father and my uncle. One of the reasons for this is my grandmother had once worked for Marx Toys. Marx […]

Support Five Katz Antiques – Purchase a gift card

    As you know by now, the governor has issued a “Safer at Home” order for the entire state of Florida and unfortunately Five Katz Antiques is not on the list of essential businesses. (Even though I disagree because being open is sort of essential to paying my rent) This means we must close […]

Corona Virus / Covid-19 Statement

Five Katz Antiques is wishing for everyone’s health and well being during these days of uncertainty brought about by the rampant spread of the Covid-19 virus. We encourage you to remain vigilant, not take any unnecessary risks and to monitor the situation using reliable sources and not well-meaning folks on social media who may inadvertently […]