Aluminum by any other name - tags
I have a decal on my Argosy from Mann's Trailers in Normal, IL. I don't know that this is the original seller of my Argosy but it's possible. Mann's is closed now, but they were a bona fide Airstream dealer. I removed the old "Good Sam" stickers from my Argosy after I bought it, but I couldn't bring myself to remove the old Mann's Trailers sticker.
Mann's Trailer Sales were an active Airstream and Argosy dealer throughout the Argosy run. I was a college student at Illinois State in Normal during the time period when our Argosy Minuets were new and spent many Sunday afternoons daydreaming about the day when I could buy a new Argosy of my own while walking by the Mann's dealership. They were located along US Highway 51 almost next door to the Motel 6 on the South edge of Normal.
The dealership continued to operate until just very recently. About three years ago they had a dispersal sale for all remaining parts and dealership hardware - - the disposal auction included a wide variety of literature for both Argosy and Airstream as well as NOS parts and some other Airstream/Argosy memorabilia. I had just changed jobs at the time and had to attend a seminar on the day of the auction so was unable to attend - - I later purchased some of my Argosy and Airstream literature from a dealer in Normal who bought much of the literature that was sold.
Kevin D. Allen
WBCCI (Lifetime Member)/VAC/Free Wheelers #6359
1964 Overlander International/1999 GMC K2500 Suburban (7400 VORTEC/4.11 Differentials)
1978 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre/1975 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible (8.2 Liter V8/2.70 Final Drive)