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Old 03-23-2004, 09:38 PM   #29
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FF: Yes, I'm paying attention and have requested from Cruiser large image files for the VAC Archives. He has unearthed some great history. Is this a silk thread or what? I've sent PMs to those who have requested old directory data. I don't quite feel right posting that information here in public.
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Old 03-23-2004, 09:59 PM   #30
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I think Fred has discovered my '61 Overlander International's original owner. Or at least one of em. Thanks for taking the time and looking it up Fred. We've never come up with a name for our Airstream yet, perhaps.... Dora....... the Explora .....to honor the ole girl. I 'm thrill ed that soon after taking delivery in October of 1961, they were off adventuring in Mexico. People with a wanderlust just like me. Mike


ps... the original lifetime guarantee is still pasted on the pantry door, with the delivery date, and signed by someone at the factory. I'll make a copy of it and email it.
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Old 03-24-2004, 05:33 AM   #31
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Thumbs up An interesting factoid

The Feb 5,1958, letter signed by:
Helen Byam Schwamborn , Caravan Secretary..is still around and, listed in the latest Membership Directory~!~

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Old 03-24-2004, 08:01 AM   #32
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Red vs. Blue

Anyone know the distinction between the red and blue colored decals or plates? Did that possibly mean different caravans? If this was the case, I suppose a trailer could have had both color plates?

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p.s.: we really need to get an archive section started for all of this to be posted and shared
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Old 03-24-2004, 08:06 AM   #33
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I am wondering if anybody is making a reproduction International sticker?
Since it appears our coach had one Chili and I want to replace it.

So I guess this means we have a Caravanner International ?
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I have seen them on Ebay from time to time but as far as I know, that's your one source. The art wouldn't be that difficult to make, its getting it on the aluminum that would be the tough part.

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Old 03-24-2004, 10:07 AM   #35
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I am wondering if anybody is making a reproduction International sticker? Since it appears our coach had one Chili and I want to replace it. So I guess this means we have a Caravanner International ?
59Toaster: If your 59 Caravanner had the International series accessory package, its serial number would have an "I" prefix. I don't understand what you mean by "one Chili".
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Old 03-24-2004, 10:35 AM   #36
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59Toaster: If your 59 Caravanner had the International series accessory package, its serial number would have an "I" prefix. I don't understand what you mean by "one Chili".
Sorry. should be a "one, Chili".

This is Chili Pepper My better half.
She might even post because I know she was watching this post when I showed her what the Plaque was.

Our Coach is being reborn as the "Chili Pepper" as it's Theme. It's getting dressed out in a few things from the Tabasco store.
http://countrystore.tabasco.com/

I'll have to check for the "I" tonight unless Chili will. . If it doesn't then I wonder what that sticker was. It's in the right place for a International logo. I'll have to get a light and see if I can find one on the front.

What would be in a "International package"? Our coach was 100 percent selfcontained at one time.
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59 Toaster...

I looked and there is no, "I" just the serial numbers.
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In 1959, self-contained Airstreams were "Land Yachts" and self-contained trailers with additional equipment and better fabrics were the top-of-the-line "International" series trailers. Land Yachts ususally had a near square (perhaps 10" high x 12" wide, or thereabouts) plaque showing Wally Byam's head against background compass points riveted to the front curb side exterior.
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In 1959, self-contained Airstreams were "Land Yachts" and self-contained trailers with additional equipment and better fabrics were the top-of-the-line "International" series trailers. Land Yachts ususally had a near square (perhaps 10" high x 12" wide, or thereabouts) plaque showing Wally Byam's head against background compass points riveted to the front curb side exterior.
Ok ours is a Land Yacht.

This is the actual plaque on ours.


Well since you didn''t find the Browns listed and we have both a WBCCI sticker ghost and the Caravan plaque it looks like there was a 4th owner of our coach.

Thanks again Fred!
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WB plaque

59toaster your plaque is awesome...I wish someone was making reproductions of that one...we have a '69 Landyacht and I would buy one of those in a heartbeat.

Thanks for the great pic!

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Do you think that maybe a trophy/plaque place could transfer and duplicate that? Just an idea.

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Re: WB plaque

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59toaster your plaque is awesome...I wish someone was making reproductions of that one...we have a '69 Landyacht and I would buy one of those in a heartbeat.

Thanks for the great pic!

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My understanding from the things I have read and again what Fred has confirmed, is that particular style plaque was only used a couple of years around late 50's and early 60's.
I would love to find one myself and afix it to the cover of a binder documenting the restoration of our coach I want to put together.

www.vintageAirstream.com has some notes in the Archives section about this plaque if you want to look for it. That is a great resource of a web site and I from time ot time visit it and just look at what they have managed to compile.
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