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Old 07-06-2011, 05:58 AM   #1
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Avion Travel Trailers - Interesting Vintage Items

Found these very interesting Avion items for sale out there on the internet...

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Etsy - Ashtray - Listed as Airstream, but it's an Avion
Vintage Airstream Travel Trailer Red and White by horsesguns817


I wish I could get the photos to show, but since they aren't really mine, I can't save them to upload and they aren't copying and pasting.

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I'm from Dallas, in my 50's and don't recall FOYS

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Judging by the photo that would earlier than the mid-1960's.
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I'm from Dallas, in my 50's and don't recall FOYS

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Judging by the photo that would earlier than the mid-1960's.
The lack of a ZIP code in the address (started in 1963) suggests it's earlier, and by the mid '60s phone numbers were usually expressed with just numbers, so if I were going to guess I'd say the ash tray was made in '62 at the very latest.
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I'm from Dallas, in my 50's and don't recall FOYS

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Judging by the photo that would earlier than the mid-1960's.
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The lack of a ZIP code in the address (started in 1963) suggests it's earlier, and by the mid '60s phone numbers were usually expressed with just numbers, so if I were going to guess I'd say the ash tray was made in '62 at the very latest.

I would agree with both of you, because I was doing some searching of Avion photos relating to the screen door. Our screen door is like the one pictured on the ash tray, but by 1962, the screen doors were no longer the sliding variety. I tried to narrow it down earlier, but couldn't find photos with the door open .

And that postcard is really fun! It's hard to imagine them selling the shiny aluminum Avions with the painted trailer out front.

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Tina, About the pictures. You can save them. RIGHT click on the picture then choose "Save Picture As". The ebay picture you have to click "enlarge" under the picture first, then RIGHT click a chosse "Save Pictures As". Hope this helps.

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Found these very interesting Avion items for sale out there on the internet...

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Vintage Avion Travel Trailer Travelcade Club Soap Bar | eBay



Etsy - Ashtray - Listed as Airstream, but it's an Avion
Vintage Airstream Travel Trailer Red and White by horsesguns817


I wish I could get the photos to show, but since they aren't really mine, I can't save them to upload and they aren't copying and pasting.

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The lack of a ZIP code in the address (started in 1963) suggests it's earlier, and by the mid '60s phone numbers were usually expressed with just numbers, so if I were going to guess I'd say the ash tray was made in '62 at the very latest.
That's what I was basing it on. Our old home telephone was FL[eetwood]2-0256 until 1962.

West Davis is in Oak Cliff, a town annexed by Dallas ca. 1906. Rolling and wooded unlike cotton-farming land around downtown across the Trinity River (linked by what was once the world's longest reinforced concrete span bridge). The freeway system just being built -- in the years past the JFK assassination -- pulled many of these smaller businesses farther and farther away from downtown and near-downtown. West Davis became derelict before many more years. (Still is, IMO).

Bonnie & Clyde were from this area, (part of which was known as West Dallas) thirty years previous to this era.

I can't help but think someone borrowed a handy stencil to have that ashtray printed. The AVION dealer 20-years later was quite some miles north in Lewisville 20-years later (and the Silver Streak Dallas dealer -- Hiltop -- was south of downtown a good ways, in Waxahachie.)

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