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Veteran Vehicle in GEC Marconi Livery

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C1263
Category: Vehicles/Platforms
Object Type: Promotional Item
Object Name: Veteran Vehicle in GEC Marconi Livery
Part No: None
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: Oxford Diecast
Division: Not Applicable
Year of Manufacture: circa 1980
Width (mm):
Height (mm):
Depth (mm):
Weight (g):
Location: Cupboard 2 (models) [Main Store]

Oxford Diecast
Vintage Model
Made in Gt. Britain
Oxford Diecast
Die-Cast Metal Replica
© The Oxford Die-Cast Name and Symbol are the trademark of
Oxford Die-Cast Ltd.
PO Box 195. Tring. HP23 4JF. England
© All models are protected by copyright
When this vehicle first appeared the streets were cobbled, gas lamps where the only form of lighting and pneumatic tyres were a recent innovation.
This die-cast model has been meticulously designed and crafted to capture the atmosphere of the era.
Made in Great Britain" by Oxford Die-Cast Limited.


The vehicle used for the model is a van from around the 1920-1930 era but GEC-Marconi was not created until 1985. The given dimensions are for the model alone. In its cardboard package they are: 40 x 82 x 137 mm & 88g.

The Company in common with most organisations has a wide range of items promoting the Company name as a form of advertising. The range extends from  'cheap and cheeful'; the sort of thing that would be on the Stand at an Exhibition like the SBAC Farnborough Show. The young visitors love collecting these items along with pictures and Brochures. Such items would include the following:

Stickers, Carrier Bags, Furry Bugs, simple aircraft assembly kits, Cardboard Head Up Display, Drinks Mats. Sometimes a collection of items is put together in something like a Pouch or presentation bag.

A more up-market offering, of better quality, might include:

Mugs, Pens, Key Fobs, Tape Dispensers, Magnifying Glasses, Model cars or the Hybrid Bus, Penknife and Pens.

The top range gifts are usually presented to important visitors or taken on visits to customers and these might include:

Executive Toys, Paperweights, Business Card Holders, Wallets, Clocks, Calculators, Engraved glasses and Glass blocks with a contained model and legend (BAE Systems liked to produce glass Globes to illustrate the global reach of the company). A rather special gift has been a Hologram of a coin.

Ties have been a regular gift in the days when they were regularly worn and were presented as recognition of achievement or membership of a group or ‘club as well as being a promotional gift. Employees for example will be encouraged to wear a T-Shirt with a Corporate Logo which gives a corporate identity. 

The RAA includes items of this type acquired from Suppliers and visits to Customers.


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