Kingpin New Auctioneer for Hookerson Blough Vintage Auction in Toronto

The Kingpin will be swinging the gavel at the upcoming Hookerson Blough auctions hosted by Mrs. Huizenga, a vintage lifestyle store at 28 Roncesvalles in Toronto, Canada.

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Kingpin swings gavel at Hookerson Blough vintage auction

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Recent Hookerson Blough Vintage Auction Poster Hosted by Mrs. Huizenga in Toronto

Recent Hookerson Blough Vintage Auction Poster Hosted by Mrs. Huizenga in Toronto

The dates for the upcoming auctions are February 20th, March  2nd and March 20th, 2014.

The Elegant Lady from the Kingpin’s Hideaway

The elegant Lady Welcomes You to Kingpin's Hideaway - The Vintage Gentlemens Haven in Toronto

The Elegant Lady Welcomes You to Kingpin’s Hideaway – The Vintage Gentlemens Haven in Toronto

The Elegant Lady is looking to reward dapper gents for their first trip to Kingpin’s Hideaway. You may spot her approaching well-dressed gentlemen in downtown Toronto along King Street near John Street, or along Peter Street near Wellington.

The Elegant Lady from Kingpin's Hideaway

The Elegant Lady from Kingpin’s Hideaway is Looking for a Few Dapper Men

Rewards for the lucky few: a personal invitation to visit the Hideaway with their own introduction card.

Will you be one of them?

The Elegant Lady from Kingpin's Hideaway

The Elegant Lady from Kingpin’s Hideaway Looks Forward to Rewarding You for Your Style

 

Edwardian Sterling Silver Pill Locket / Fob / Box – 1916

Edwardian Sterling Silver Pill Watch Fob Case

Edwardian Sterling Silver Pill Watch Fob Case

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This item is an Edwardian sterling silver pill-box / fob / locket made in Birmingham, England in 1916. The silver hallmarks are clean and easy to read. They show the company Crisford & Norris made the item. This is just the kind of pill-box that would be found in Downton Abbey.

Vintage Clothing Show – Gadsden’s at Wychwood Barns in Toronto April 14

Canadian Military Dress Uniform

Canadian Military Dress Uniform will be at the Toronto Gadsden’s Vintage Clothing Show

Kingpin’s Hideaway is a vendor at Gadsden’s Toronto Vintage Clothing Show on Sunday April 14, 2013, where there will be more than 30 top Ontario and Quebec dealers in vintage fashion and textiles.

The show is a highly successful and much-anticipated event on the Toronto vintage fashion scene. This show is all about great vintage clothing, jewellery and fashion accessories, as well as old textiles, linens, fabrics and quilts, including the Canadian military dress uniform pictured above.

Kingpin’s Lady Pins – Inaugural Pin Up Pastel Supernova as Carmen

Burlesque Dancer Pastel Supernova as Carmen in Vargas Style Pin Up

“They say they’re rolled on the thighs of virgins but I can assure you that isn’t true.”

Burlesque dancer Pastel Supernova as Carmen in Vargas Style Pin Up.

Welcome to the first in a continuing series of Vargas inspired pin ups produced by Kingpin’s Hideaway. Pastel Supernova graces us with her rendition of the wild and cigar-smoking Carmen. She also has on display a gorgeous silk crêpe piano shawl in deep royal purple with a wide border of silk velvet.

The piano shawl was made by the defunct J.H. & C.K. Silk Mill of Shamokin, Pennsylvania, pre-1930 and features an early Art Nouveau batik.

This series is built on the structure of the Vargas Pin Up crafted by Peruvian artist Alberto Vargas.  Vargas developed his distinct style throughout the 20th century with his work for film posters and Esquire and Playboy magazines.
Pastel was photographed on location at Kingpin’s Hideaway by Jennifer Toole.