We have been asked on numerous occasions to explain the difference between Code 1, 2 & 3 models. Here is the recognised explanation:
Code 1 – Standard catalogue and/or promotional models that are factory produced and have any advertising/promotional decals applied in the factory.
Code 2 – Models that are used for promotional purposes but advertising/promotional decals are applied outside the factory by a 3rd party.
Code 3 – Models that are adapted from an original factory made model (i.e. colour change) by a 3rd party and have advertising/promotional decals applied by said 3rd party.
The picture shows Code 1 example of a rare Dinky 410 Bedford Van for John Gay