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Last updated 19/11/2014 

The Master List

The Master List was created in 2000 and designed for our office use, we soon realised that it may also be a great resource for our collectors. The list contains every model we have made since our beginnings in 1989 (this is well over 1500 models!) To make the list easier to read the models have been catalogued into separate groups and these groups make up the pages of the master list. 


We have trawled through all of our records to ensure that the information in this list is as accurate as possible. However regretfully there are some early models for which we are missing information. Finding this missing information is an ongoing project and it is our aim, to one day have a truly complete Master List.

Helpful Notes 

E-Code:

To identify different brand types within the Gilbow (Holdings) Ltd range, a prefix letter is placed in front of a 5 digit code number. The letter E is used to identify Exclusive First Editions branded models.


E-Code numbers:

The first three numbers of the E-code are to identify the casting type and the last two numbers identify what livery the vehicle was made into.


Dots before or after type:

Highlight that there is more text on the actual model than has been shown, we have shown as much information as possible but if there is too much text to fit in the section only the important information is shown.


A letter placed after a code number:

At times museums and associations, commission models to advertise or celebrate special events. A small quantity of a standard release, are given new blinds, registration numbers adverts etc. The letter is placed after the code number to differentiate between the new reworked model and the original donor model.


Code 1:

Refers to a standard released model


Code 2:

Refers to a model that has been reworked for a second party with EFE's knowledge and involvement.


Code 3:

Refers to a model that has been reworked by a third party without EFE's knowledge or consent.


Deluxe:

Shown as DL after the E-code. This refers to a small quantity of a standard released models that have been revised, given a limited edition certificate of authenticity and packaged for release in to our deluxe range of models.

Click the link to download your copy of the Exclusive First Editions 2012 Master List. 

You will need either Microsoft Excel, or a FREE open source software, such as Open Office.

Using The Master List


The easiest method of searching the Master List is to

let the computer do all the hard work for you!


If you're using a Windows PC press Control F or for a 

Mac: Command F, then ensure that you select

Workbook from within the drop down menu. This will

ensure that the whole document is searched rather than

just the current worksheet you are displaying.


Type in the information that you are looking for it is

best to keep it simple by using key words

(e.g. if you are looking for a model that displays the

advert "you can rely on Dulux ICI" you just type in

"Dulux" or "ICI") this will stop the computer from

missing possible hits. 

The Master List