Swiss Federal Republic Watch designed by Vacheron & Constantin. Composed of round face encircled w/ diamonds joined to diamond set strap w/ loops of diamonds. Elizabeth II gifted to HRH Diana, Princess of Wales for wedding in 1981.
SAS. The Special Air Service or SAS is a regiment of the British Army constituted on 31 May 1950. It is part of the United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF) and has served as a model for the special forces of many other countries all over the world. Special forces, or special operations forces, aremilitary units highly trained to perform unconventional, often high-risk missions. The SAS together with the Special Boat Service (SBS), Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR)
1947 Wieners with a Sack 'o Sauce It's the wiener the world awaited! Wienies in a can, and a sack-o-sauce! Oscar Mayer canned Wieners with Barbecue Sauce from the October 1947 issue of Better Homes & Gardens.
Day Dress, Christian Dior, France: 1948, wool melton. "Dior dominated the world of fashion for a decade- from the spectacular appearance of the New Look in 1947 to his sudden death in 1957. Dior's Zig-Zag collection of 1948 aimed to 'give the figure the animated look of a drawing.' This dress, for example, features a flaring shoulder line, turned-back cuffs, and exaggerated pockets."
World War II Service Dog ‘Bing’, the parachuting World War II dog who leapt from a Dakota plane on D-Day and led troops to victory, and with British Army sniper Jack Walton. During the D-Day landings, ‘Bing’ would keep watch while his men slept. After the war, he returned to his owner in Essex – and his peacetime name of ‘Brian’ – before dying of natural causes in 1955, aged 13. In 1947, he was awarded the PDSA Dicken Medal, the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross. #WWII #WarDogs
Axel Erlandson (December 15, 1884 – April 28, 1964) was a Swedish American farmer who shaped trees as a hobby, and opened a horticultural attraction in 1947 advertised as “See the World’s Strangest Trees Here,” and named “The Tree Circus.” The trees appeared in the column of Robert Ripley’s Believe It or Not! twelve times. Erlandson sold his attraction shortly before his death. The trees were moved to Gilroy Gardens in 1985.