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 […]

Vintage Vinyl

Here at Five Katz Antiques we have been selling vintage vinyl for nearly 5 years now. We wanted to add to our selection and service, so we are about to introduce new vinyl records and turntables to our inventory. If you haven’t noticed, vinyl records are making a comeback. Vinyl records been around and popular […]

Home Security

In the past I have written about staying safe while selling items online. For this column I will be talking about home security. Wait, what? Home security? How does this apply to an article about antiques? Well, I will tell you. Folks who collect antiques and other items spend large amounts of money to purchase […]

Antiques and their stories.

I have written several times in this column about why I like antiques. The longevity of items, the craftsmanship, the beauty of them, the stability. The stories they tell. I am reminded every day that there are large groups of people who don’t like antiques. I hear things like “Who wants that old stuff?” “It’s […]

eBay – Easy as one, two, thr…um, wait a minute….

As the owner of an antique store, people often bring me items that they think I would like to purchase for my inventory. I quote the best price I can, based on condition, desirability, what I think I can sell it for, and also my experience. Many times, people will tell me they can sell […]