BAYKO in the U.S.A.

I don't know a lot about the American BAYKO market, but, thanks to Andrew Lance, we now, finally, have proof that BAYKO was, in deed, sold in the U.S.A., at least during the later MECCANO era.

I had previously been given the information that the American BAYKO market was supplied via : -
Hudson Dobson,
200, Fifth Avenue,
However, I'm afraid I've have never been able to validate this suggestion
If you have any further information on BAYKO in America, particularly during the Plimpton era, then I'd love to hear from you...
1962 - United States of America
Joint DINKY TOYS / BAYKO Leaflet
Exterior - Front Page
Exterior - Back Page
February 1962 American DINKY TOY leaflet, page 1
February 1962 American DINKY TOY leaflet, page 4
February 1962 American DINKY TOY leaflet, page 2
February 1962 American DINKY TOY leaflet, page 3
Interior - Page 3
Interior - Page 3
Thanks to Andrew Lance of the HORNBY Railways Collectors Club for help with this.
This is a strange document in some ways, though it has a standard four page format, created by a simple vertical fold, producing a small, though rather tall, booklet. It dates from February, 1962 according to its reference code.
There is absolutely no doubt that this document was America bound - it clearly says "U.S.A." in the top right hand corner of the front page, and all the retail prices are quoted in dollars.
The BAYKO entry is towards the bottom of page 3, i.e. the right hand of the two centre pages. As you can see clearly, if you click anywhere on that page to launch a larger image of the BAYKO section, the BAYKO entry is quite stark, only mentioning the sets available [and sets #15 and #14C which are "Coming Soon"]. To me this suggests that the American market was new rather than established.
There is an additional, rather tantalising phrase, immediately below the BAYKO logo, which refers to the earlier versions of BAYKO, though, of course, there is no proof that this possible Plimpton history was American based : -
The Famous Plastic Constructional System
The strangeness, alluded to above, continued through two further things : -
A similar document, dated some three months earlier, has a printers code which suggests 200,000 copies were printed, whereas this document suggests that only 1,500 copies were printed. Of course this could have been a simple typo!
The manufacturer's address, located at the bottom of page 4, i.e. the back page, is MECCANO, France rather than the MECCANO U.K.  I'm afraid I've absolutely no idea from which side of La Manche the DINKY TOYS and / or BAYKO were actually supplied - however, I'll do my best to find out...
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