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Old 06-03-2009, 04:56 AM   #61
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Wally Byam CARAVAN stickers

Here is another attempt at posting scan of the Wally Byam CARAVAN vintage stickers.
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:38 AM   #62
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Nope. Didn't come through. Once this issue is posting resolved, we'll all get to see your handiwork. Really looking forward to seeing your stickers.

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Old 06-03-2009, 07:50 AM   #63
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Hey Guys,
I kinda new to this stuff so can you explain whats up with the numbers.I asume your talking about the ones on the front top of the camper.Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:17 AM   #64
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I kinda new to this stuff so can you explain whats up with the numbers.I asume your talking about the ones on the front top of the camper.Thanks in advance.
Hi, Critter,

Welcome to the forums!

It's hard to tell with the attached images not working on the forum right at the moment, but this thread is about the aluminum foil stickers found on many old Airstreams that say in bold block letters, "Wally Byam Caravan". (Wally, the founder of Airstream, was leading factory caravans before the WBCCI was formed.)

The red numbers on the ends of the trailer are the owner's (or former owner's) Wally Byam Caravan Club International membership number.

And, if you're not a WBCCI member, I cordially invite you to join! We have a lot of fun together! WBCCI.org

See you down the road,
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:56 AM   #65
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Thanks alot,mucho reading to follow!
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Old 06-06-2009, 08:46 PM   #66
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CARAVAN Stickers

Here are the reproduction CARAVAN stickers I had made for my 1958 Flying Cloud. I made extras if you are interested PM me.
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:37 PM   #67
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We finally have the etched plaques in stock. Photo will go up this week. Just wanted to give folks following this thread advance notice.
Wally Byam's Caravan Etched Plate

Thanks to Doug, Mike, Dick, Pee Wee and Fred for helping pull together what is known so far about these rare and mysterious emblems of our history. I'm guessing more information will be gathered in years to come and I will add it to our site and post anything I learn here.

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Old 07-31-2009, 09:38 AM   #68
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Awesome job Doug! ! Fred, you paying attention to this? This is great stuff here. Anyone else have old - sorry - vintage paperwork that came with their vintage units? All I have is a set of coffee mugs from the Midwest Unit of the WBCC before they went international.

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I just purchased a 1970 Overlander. I was cleaning out the bins under the gaucho and found what looks to be ALL of the original paperwork, manuals, etc. with handwritten notes by the previous owners...little tips and tricks that they found useful pertaining to to maintenance of the AS and travel.

I am also interest in the Wally Byam club as my AS has a roundish sticker also on the front.

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Old 07-31-2009, 07:05 PM   #69
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I am anxious to see the etched plaque. When will an image be on the VTC site. I love the new awning by the way. Thanks.
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Check my blog

Check my July 17th post for a picture of the metal repro of the plaque...

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Old 08-01-2009, 01:14 PM   #71
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My Wally Byam's Caravan metal plaque arrived today from Vintage Trailer Supply. Thanks Steve, for the fast service.

It looks exactly like my memory remembers it. The red color is spot on.

Since my '63 has running lights front and back, I will have to find a different spot to display it than Wally recommended back in the 50's. As you can see from my avatar, my Dad had his in the correct spot over the front and back windows and under the WBBC number.

You might also note in the avatar that my Dad's plaque is the only one in sight. Even though this was an Airstream rally, I believe the rectangular plaques indicated that you had travelled on a company sponsored caravan. This picture was taken about 1958.

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Old 08-02-2009, 12:16 PM   #72
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I just purchased a 1970 Overlander. I was cleaning out the bins under the gaucho and found what looks to be ALL of the original paperwork, manuals, etc. with handwritten notes by the previous owners...little tips and tricks that they found useful pertaining to to maintenance of the AS and travel.

I am also interest in the Wally Byam club as my AS has a roundish sticker also on the front.

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Just in case any of you aren't aware of it, the Vintage Airstream Club has an online library of vintage trailer paperwork on their web site. There is a lot of useful stuff there. I'm sure new contributions are always appreciated.

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Old 10-28-2009, 06:58 PM   #73
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Getting the Numbers and round decal

My 72 Trade Wind has number 16865 and then the round decal above it. Since it's impossible to remove the ghost I might as well get a new set. Tell me how, and any history on the original owner and numbers. Also where do you get the good Sam Park emblam?
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Old 10-28-2009, 07:24 PM   #74
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At a recent rally, I got an original rectangular stick on decal, from someone that got it new in 1960 and never put it on their trailer. Now I know why the letters stay visable on the aluminum. The letters are shinny, metalic so they keep the body protected till they finally disentergrate. Hard to show in a picture, the nice red and shinny letters.
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:21 PM   #75
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Hello, I have a 1962 tradewind with ghost numbers 7653 (Dee White, Previous Owners) It appears to have ghost Caravan sticker just below. how can we verfiy if caravan? And is 7653 Available for new members?
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New Numbers match the old?

If you get a new set of numbers do they match the old ones perfectly?
Since there's no way to remove the ghost letters might as well replace, if I can get the same numbers
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56 SofR with Blue embossed Wally Byam

I'm working on a 1956 Sovereign single door with red (not so ghost) numbers '1234'
Think she has Nebraskan origins. Lots of club stickers. Would love to track down a bit of history on her.

Can you tell from the font of the numbers what era they got put on, they look later than mid 50's to me.?

Has a blue plaque front and rear, good level of colour, nice deep etching/embossing.

Also have then on my bubble that belonged to Wally and Stella which are red.

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1234 also has ghost letters on front Curb side - Nebraska plus a folks names

Tricky to make out Lennie? Oris Otis?
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