BAYKO in GERMANY

It is worth noting that the German language documentation also helps facilitate access to Switzerland, where we know there was a BAYKO market, at least briefly.
Traditionally, most companies would have linked the Austrian market to the German one, though I have no direct evidence for BAYKO sales in Austria.
I currently have a photocopy of one BAYKO document from the German market...
 
BAYKO Explanation Sheets - Unknown Date 1947? or 1948?
These two images were discovered recently, in photocopy form, as part of a 'set' of the same document as translated into four languages - Flemish, French, German and Spanish.
Dating it is difficult as there is no printed information, or at least none that has been preserved, but the basic, unornamented layout suggests austerity, and is, therefore, likely to predate other similar documents.
If you can help date these documents more accurately, then I'd love to hear from you...
Set Conents Explanation
BAYO Explanation

German language set contents information, probably from the late 1940s

German language BAYKO description, probably from the late 1940s

The above document, was intended to supplement the English language manuals in BAYKO sets #0 to #3, explaining to the lucky young collector the basics about how to play!
As I said at the begining of this entry, there are three other versions of this document format...
 
I have no information from the Plimpton era...
...but a multi-lingual BAYKO sheet, which I came across in the Liverpool Maritime Museum archives, does include a German language script, which is clear evidence...
 
Although not strictly for the German market, in February, 1961, MECCANO advertised in 'British Toys', in a section concerning the Nuremberg Toy Fair. The advert, which included BAYKO, was written entirely in German...
There was a further item in the same issue which mentioned BAYKO...
 
It is equally possible that the above document and advert were targeted at the Austrian or Swiss markets. If you have any information on any of the German speaking BAYKO markets then I'd love to hear from you...
 
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