BAYKO Trade Papers

This section shows, in chronological order, various documents which were used by Plimpton or MECCANO to communicate information about BAYKO to their retailers and / or to receive orders from them.
Most of these documents, certainly during the Plimpton era, are functional rather that attractive, but they contain a wealth of information, so I hope you enjoy them.
 
If you have any other trade leaflets that I'm not displaying here, either for sale or to lend, then I'd love hear from you so that I can add them to the site...
 
Undated Pre-printed, Self-Addressed Envelope
Oh all right, I do know that this isn't a 'Trade Paper' as such, but communication should always be a two-way thing...
...so I thought I'd begin the other way!!!
This image [right] simply shows a pre-printed envelope for BAYKO retailers to communicate with Plimpton on any matter that didn't require a big envelope!
The address, Gibraltar Row, tells us that this envelope dates from somewhere between 1938 and 1954. A wide period I know, but the logo in the top left hand corner suggests it would be in the second half of this period.
Pre-printed Self Addressed Envelope - Gibraltar Row
153 x 90 mm = 6.0 x 3.55 inches
 
1948 - Plimpton Era Spare Parts Cabinets Introduction
This excellent document is shown courtesy of Peter Crook.
Outside Rear
Outside Front
Centre
The Rear and Front Covers of the Spare Parts Cabinet announcement leaflet
The Interior of the Spare Parts Cabinet announcement leaflet
This leaflet was sent by Plimpton to their BAYKO retailers, almost certainly in 1948, to announce their new "spare part service".
The leaflet is a simple sheet, printed double sided, and folded to produce its four page booklet format.
For a more detailed discussion on these Cabinets in general, and this leaflet in particular...
 
April 1950 - Plimpton Era Quotation Sheet
This excellent document is shown courtesy of Indira Throp.
Ref, 2Q quotation leaflet, April, 1950 Spare Parts
Ref, 2Q quotation leaflet, April, 1950 Trems and Conditions
Front
Rear
The images above are both actually a scan of a scan, as it were, so the quality may not be quite as good as usual.
The leaflet is a simple sheet, printed double sided, but, somewhat surprisingly, is based on the standard Spare Parts Price List [Ref. 2], a fact which is echoed in its reference number - Ref. 2Q.
Side 1 includes the full standard Spare Parts Price List, unchanged as far as I can see.
Side 2 retains the Set Price List, but not the Supplementary Parts Price List - an odd omission, meaning that parts such as Turrets aren't included at all!
 
It also contains the commercial terms and conditions, etc. : -
 
The price of a full "Cabinet of Spare Parts" is quoted as "£16/15/0" [£16.75] - if only.
 
"Trade Discount - Less 33⅓%" - effectively allowing a 50% profit margin for the BAYKO retailer.
 
"Settlement Discount 2½% 30 Days" - allowing almost 4% additional profit to the retailer.
 
"All consignments to the nett value of £2 are sent Carriage Paid" - a nice little incentive to spend at least £2!
 
"Showcards, Leaflets, Etc. Can Be Supplied Free Of Charge" - I wish these had been detailed!
 
"Cartons Free - please return Carriage Forward" - subsidised recycling 65 years ago! Presumably these were robust, 'transport-proof' cartons, and, as such, would have been fairly expensive...
   
   
The underlining is faithful to the original - my apologies if you mistook them for hyperlinks.
The purpose of this document is self explanatory, but the fact that the print run was for 1,000, suggests that the need to accommodate any would-be BAYKO retailers was on a substantial scale. Given that we believe there were around 3,000 active BAYKO retailers in the 1950s, there could have been a change in terms and conditions which needed to be communicated, but then, surely, the print run would have been at least three times as big - so I believe the buoyant market argument wins the day.
 
February 1st, 1955 Plimpton Era BAYKO Price List - Retail
February 1st, 1955 set price list - retail
This document, [left] is clearly dated February, 1955, however, although the card could be used as a conventional advertising Flier, I suspect it was primarily intended for use as a quick reference document for BAYKO retailers.
The suspicion that any newly issued, dated price card such as this heralds a price change are confirmed with reference to 'MECCANO Magazine' where the advertised BAYKO set prices were perfectly synchronised, being changed on the same date, i.e. the February, 1955 issue.
The cynical among you will have suspected a price increase, but, in fact, the prices of sets #2, #3 and #4 and conversions sets #1X and #3X actually came down!!!
Just as an aside, notice that all the prices were still being advertised in shillings, not pounds.
Interestingly, probably because of the contemporary factory move from Gibraltar Row, Liverpool 3 to Tabley Street, Liverpool 1, the address quoted on the bottom line is just restricted to "Liverpool".
Unusually for a piece of 1950s printing, this card has no printer's details.
87 mm x 137 mm = 3.4 x 5.4 inches
 
October, 1955 - Plimpton Era Wholesale Set Price List - Large
This small price card - 150 x 100 mm - [ish] - is dated October 27th, 1955.
There is a second, smaller version of this card [below]. It has identical set price information, but lacks the trade terms information...
...I can offer no explanation for this, I'm afraid, unless this was aimed at the office.
Wholesale BAYKO set price list dated October 27th, 1955
It shows the prices which Plimpton charged their retailers for their supplies of BAYKO sets.
With a little bit of simple maths, you can work out the retailers' profit margins...
...don't forget, Retail Price Maintenance was in force in the UK, so the margins were the same for everybody.
149 mm x 102 mm = 5.9 x 4 inches
 
October, 1955 - Plimpton Era Wholesale Set Price List - Small
This small price card - 140 x 90 mm - [ish] - is also dated October 27th, 1955.
There is a second, larger version of this card [above]. It has identical set price information, but includes the trade terms information...
...I can offer no explanation for this, I'm afraid, unless this was aimed, literally, at the [toy] shop floor.
Wholesale BAYKO set price list dated October 27th, 1955 - small version
It shows the prices which Plimpton charged their retailers for their supplies of BAYKO sets.
With a little bit of simple maths, you can work out the retailers' profit margins...
...don't forget, Retail Price Maintenance was in force in the UK, so the margins were the same for everybody.
It looks like this was spiked!
141 mm x 89 mm = 5.3 x 3.5 inches
 
January 1st, 1956 Plimpton Letter to India - Wholesale Export Prices
This [right] is page 2 of a letter which was sent, by Plimpton, to Bepin Behary Das and Grandson on Kolkata [Calcutta], India.
The key point of interest here is the list of Wholesale BAYKO Set Prices, which is the first item on the page...
If you click anywhere on the image, you will launch a larger version of the BAYKO Set Wholesale Prices.
You may notice that the quoted prices are similar to those shown [immediately above] for the domestic market just three months earlier.
These differences are, at least in part, explained by the February 1st, 1956 price reductions which the first page of the letter was communicating.
The second half of the page 2 contains details of the Wholesale Despatch Packaging, sizes and weights, used for the export business, and probably for parts, at least, of the domestic business as well. However, the cardboard used for the domestic market may well have been cheaper, thinner and hence lighter...
February 1st, 1955 set price list - retail
87 mm x 137 mm = 3.4 x 5.4 inches
 
1957 - LETTER TO RETAILERS
This letter, dated November, 1956, [right] was sent to BAYKO retailers, along with "a new type of BAYKO Window Poster", reminding them to stock up for the pre and post Christmas rushes.
I find the reference to "a good demand for Converting Sets and Parts immediately after Christmas" particularly interesting...
...obviously I wasn't alone in rushing round to the pram shop, with my Christmas pennies burning a hole in my pocket!
For completeness, the envelope also contained order forms for both Sets and Parts.
I also find the comment "...this year as a result of considerable increased production at our new factory..." to be interesting, Plimpton having moved to new premises on Tabley Street, Liverpool 1, in September, 1955.
November, 1956, letter to BAYKO retailers, enclosing poster and order forms, advising then to stock up for Christmas
203 x 251 mm = 7.95 x 9.85 inches
 
April 8th, 1959 Plimpton Era BAYKO Price List - Retail
April 8th, 1959 sets and accessory packs price list - retail
The date of this small price card [left] makes it interesting as it falls right in the middle of a period of price chaos as far as BAYKO is concerned It is dated April 8th, 1959, the same date as the document below.
Although, like its near twin [above] this card could be a conventional advertising Flier, I suspect it was intended for use as a quick reference document for BAYKO retailers.
For the record, according to 'MECCANO Magazine' these prices appeared in July, 1959.
Unusually for a piece of 1950s printing, this card has no printer's details - perhaps another sign of the confusion prevailing in Plimpton at the time - but in line with its twin.
I can't be absolutely certain, but this is probably the last flier from the Plimpton era BAYKO as the MECCANO takeover was only 5 months away.
It is interesting to view this Flier in conjunction with a separate 'wholesale' card which was issued to retailers on the same date.
The 'wholesales' card is immediately below.
Just as an aside, notice that the prices are all still in shillings not pounds.
87 mm x 139 mm = 3.4 x 5.5 inches
 
April 8th, 1959 Plimpton Era BAYKO Price List - Wholesale
The date of this medium sized - 200 x 120 mm - price list [right] again makes it interesting as it falls right in the middle of a period of price chaos as far as BAYKO is concerned, and, at April 8th, 1959, is identical to the one above.
Again, unusually for the period, this card too has no printer's details - perhaps, as I said before, a sign of the confusion prevailing in Plimpton at the time.
The list also includes prices for full and half Spares Cabinets and Accessory packs.
Again I can't be sure, but it is likely that this is the last flier from the Plimpton era of BAYKO production as the MECCANO takeover was only 5 months away.
An interesting feature of this card is that you can work out the profit that the retailer could expect to make on these key BAYKO items.
This card should be viewed in conjunction with the BAYKO Flier, or price card, [above] of the same date, which is the retail equivalent, and shows the prices which "children of all ages" had to pay for their new BAYKO sets...
It still looks odd to me that the prices are all quoted in shillings and pence rather than £.s.d.
Wholesale sets and accessory packs price list - April 8th, 1959
120 mm x 198 mm = 4.75 x 7.8 inches
 
Early MECCANO Era Confusion
Page 22 of the 1960 MECCANO brochure / catalogue
The 'Confused Flier' dated September, 1960
This early MECCANO Trade Brochure [above], which can also only date from 1960, is clearly even more confused as you can see...
This early MECCANO era flier [above], which can only date from 1960, is clearly more than a little confused as you can see...
 
Early 1960 - MECCANO Dealers News Letter
MECCANO dealers news letter dated May 30th, 1960
This document [left] is a MECCANO General Products Price List, of sorts, but clearly not one intended for release to the general public - it is clearly marked "Confidential" in the top right hand corner.
I have never seen this type of document before, so I will let it speak for itself - "This Trade and Retail Price List is intended to assist you completing your main season's order for 1960."
The BAYKO section is to the left hand side of the document, in the second section from the top, of the front of this double-sided document.
There are two key points to be gleaned from this document.
Firstly the document refers to "New Style BAYKO Outfits", but lists them as being sets 1, 2, 3 and 4, with "Accessory Outfits" as being 1X, 2X and 3X. The decision to renumber the set had clearly been made by the time of the printing of the document immediately below, which means that this document must be earlier than May, 1960.
Secondly, both retail and wholesale prices are listed, allowing me to calculate the mark up. For BAYKO they vary between 73% and 75%. I suggest that the latter was the target, but the importance the actual price point shaved the margin in some instances. This seems to be in line with the prices quoted in the document for both MECCANO itself and HORNBY CLOCKWORK TRAINS.
It's perhaps worth coupling this document, with the one immediately below, the "Confused Brochure" and the "Confused Document", with their product errors, to sum up quite nicely MECCANO's lack of a consistent, coherent strategy for BAYKO.
This document is shown courtesy of the
HORNBY Railway Collectors Association.
 
May 1960 - MECCANO Dealers News Letter
This document [right] is a News Letter, sent, by MECCANO, to its dealers, and is dated 30th May, 1960...
...presumably sent to retailers by MECCANO in June 1960.
The BAYKO section is the bottom third of the front of this double-sided document.
 
The script is simple, if, with hindsight, a little optimistic!
BAYKO BUILDING OUTFITS
It has been decided to number the four new Outfits 11, 12, 13 and 14. The Accessory Outfits in the new range will be 11c, 12c and 13c.
First supplies of the new Bayko are expected for September/October despatch, and in the meantime we are able to accept orders for the existing sets numbered 0 to 4 and 0x to 3x.
 
There was further optimism in that the prices quoted here for conversion sets 10C [7/6] and 11C [9/-] finally actually emerged as 8/3 and 10/9, respectively!
Click anywhere on the image to see the BAYKO section in more detail.
MECCANO dealers news letter dated May 30th, 1960
203 mm x 304 mm = 8.0 x 11.9 inches
 
January, 1961 MECCANO Trade Leaflet
Front of the MECCANO Dealers Leaflet, January, 1961
Rear of the MECCANO Dealers Leaflet, January, 1961 showing the new set 13
Front showing DINKY TOYS
Rear showing BAYKO
This MECCANO Trade Leaflet, date coded January, 1961, took the form of a four page booklet. Shown here are the front cover [left] and the back page [right] showing the [then] new BAYKO set #13 alongside other new members of the MECCANO product range.
You'd better be careful who you tell about this leaflet - after all, it is marked "CONFIDENTIAL TO MECCANO DEALERS"!
It is shown courtesy of Mick Burgess.
 
Early 1961 - MECCANO Dealers News Letter
MECCANO dealers news letter dated May 30th, 1960
This document [left] is a MECCANO General Products Price List, of sorts, but definitely not one intended for release to the general public - it is clearly marked "Confidential" in the top right hand corner.
This is only the second of these I have seen, and, again, I will let it speak for itself - "This Trade and Retail Price List is intended to assist you completing your main season's order for 1961."
The BAYKO section is to the left hand side of the document, in the second section from the top, of the front of this double-sided document.
There are two key points to be gleaned from this document when compared with the 1960 equivalent [above].
Firstly the document again refers to "New Style BAYKO Outfits", but this time lists them as being sets 11, 12, 13 and 4, with "Accessory Outfits" as being 11C, 12C and 13C.
Secondly, both retail and wholesale prices are again listed. The prices are exactly the same, and therefore the mark ups are exactly the same - c75%.
Certainly, compared to its 1960 equivalent, MECCANO have now got their act together as regards the world's first and finest plastic construction toy.
If, with today's perspective on not wasting materials, you are wondering just why so much of the top and bottom of this document is blank, it is because the reverse side, requires all the space allocated.
For the record, the other products on the document are : -
On the Front, alongside BAYKO, are MECCANO itself, HORNBY SPEED BOATS and HORNBY CLOCKWORK TRAINS.
On the back are all the HORNBY DUBLO 2-Rail and 3-Rail and compatible items.
170 x 400 mm = 6.7 x 15.9 inches
 
1961 - MECCANO Dealers News Letter
MECCANO trade letter, 1961 - page 1
MECCANO trade letter, 1961 - page 2
Page 1
Page 2
Sadly the "DATE AS POSTMARK", at the top of the letter, means I'm not certain as to the exact date, but have been told it is 1961, and the reference code "LIT/61" seems to bear this out.
If you can help pin down the date more accurately, then I'd love to hear from you...
The reference to BAYKO is the final entry on the first page of the letter [left above]. If you slide your mouse over the image, the BAYKO entry will be highlighted.
The full BAYKO-related script is as follows : -
BAYKO FOLDER   This colourful folder features the range of Bayko Outfits and standard parts. The trade price is 2/6d per hundred folders and the retail price is 1d.
My apologies if the underlining above [which is true to the original] fooled you into thinking it was a hyperlink!
This document is shown courtesy of Bob Field and Andrew Lance.
 
July 1961 Overprint on January 1961 MECCANO Dealers Letter
January Toy Sales Aids leaflet from January, 1961, overprinted in July, 1961
January BAYKOinformation leaflet from January, 1961, overprinted in July, 1961
This document is shown courtesy of Andrew Lance of the Hornby Railways Collectors Association.
I've put this among the 'Letters to Retailers' section, which I believe to be correct, even if it doesn't actually say so! Getting the chronology right is even more problematic, but I've gone with the date of the July 1961 overprint on the DINKY TOYS Sales Aids side [above left] rather than the January 1961 date of the original document.
Obviously the other side [above right] is of more interest, being a full page aimed at the [then] re-emerging product of BAYKO!
The letter offers the retailer the opportunity to buy a chose of four different models, and it is therefore interesting to compare these with a selection, two years later, of six models.
For more information on this range of choices...
 
September 1961 - MECCANO Dealers Display Material Availability
This document [right] is page two of a News Letter, sent, by MECCANO, to its dealers, and is dated September, 1961.
The BAYKO section is the basically the middle third of the rear of this double-sided document - slide your mouse over the image to highlight it.
The five items detailed include : -
Window Bill [Code 71715/02]
Light Thief Sign [Code 71713/02]
3-dimentional Show Card, Full Colour [Code 71705/02]
Shelf Strip [Code 71701/02]
Self-Adhesive Window Sticker [Code 71714/02]
The inclusion of "/02" within each code number presumably indicates that there were earlier versions of these items, and, by implication, also of this document.
Click anywhere on the image to see the BAYKO section in more detail.
If you would like more information on the full range of BAYKO Display Materials...
MECCANO dealers news letter dated September, 1961, showing available display materials
 
MECCANO Trade Bulletin April, 1962
MECCANO Trade Bulletin, April, 1962 Front
MECCANO Trade Bulletin, April, 1962 Rear showing BAYKO Display Unit
Front - MECCANO DINKY products
Rear - BAYKO Display Stand
Presumably this was one of many MECCANO Trade Bulletins, in this case dated April, 1962 and print coded the previous month. Unfortunately, I've never seen any of the others for comparison.
Clearly the headlines for the month were all DINKY related, except for the announcement of the availability of the "new and attractive Bayko Dispenser and Display Unit". If we take MECCANO literally, then that successfully dates the display stand for us.
Given that set #15 was launched just five months later, the decision to exclude it from the stand must surely have been deliberate...
...perhaps the set #15 box was too big, and would have needed the stand to be too large.
...then again, there's always the cock-up theory alternative!
The full BAYKO related script is as follows : -
Dispenser and Display Unit for Bayko
Our photograph shows a new and excitingly attractive Bayko Dispenser and Display Unit which is now available for delivery.
Holding approximately 50 Bayko Outfits and measuring 65" in height, the over-all base dimensions being 28" square, this Unit is a MUST and is offered to dealers at only £5, plus packing and carriage - well below cost to Meccano Limited. Finished in polychromatic scratch proof silver, a most striking header board is also incorporated. This is a stock-holder, display and dispenser unit any up-to-date shop cannot afford to be without.
Please mark the top of your Dinky Toys order-form "no. 3/62 Bayko Dispenser Required"; your request will receive our immediate attention.
255 mm x 205 mm = 10 x 8.25 inches
 
June 1962 - MECCANO Trade Bulletin
Chris Reeve's important document which MECCANO used to update their retailers with the latest information.
This document is shown courtesy of Bob Field and Andrew Lance.
I can't explain why there appear to be two June, 1962 documents, including the one below.
This is an information-rich document, produced in a single double-sided sheet, folded twice to create six pages.
It was sent out to all their retailers, not just BAYKO, by MECCANO in June 1962.
Firstly, it heralds details of the launch of the MECCANO era BAYKO set #15 and conversion set #14C : -
NEW BAYKO OUTFITS - Extending the Range !
In August supplies will be available of the new Bayko Outfit No. 15. This is the largest Outfit in the range of entirely new up-to-the-minute parts, including shop window, display shelf, French window, dormer window, pantile roofs, boarded and waney edged roof ends. These will provide scope for building a wider variety of models.
Also available will be the Accessory Outfit No. 14C for enlarging Outfit No. 14 to the equivalent of the new No. 15 Outfit.
 
Outfit
Trade Price exc. Tax
Retail Price inc. Tax
 
 
15
43/-
75/-
 
 
14C
19/10
34/6
 
Secondly, the Bulletin announces the launch of the BAYKO Retail Packs, alongside the equivalent for an up-and-coming young product - MECCANO. As an aside, I have to say that I love the terminology they used in this section : -
'SILENT SALESMEN' PACKS
We are now introducing Meccano and Bayko parts in separate polythene packs for
EASY-DISPLAY, EASY-SELL.
All at 'Pocket Money' Prices !
Thirdly, the Bulletin details the contents of these BAYKO Retail Packs, though in a somewhat idiosyncratic order, which was clearly adopted to balance up the number of lines in the overall display : -
BAYKO    Bayko parts are available in 6 different polythene packs.
Bayko Parts Pack 1B comprising :-
Bayko Parts Pack 3B comprising :-
Bayko Parts Pack 4B comprising :-
2
B16
Bay Window Cover
6
B30
End Brick - Red
3
B34
Half Brick - Red
1
B80
Canopy
8
B32
End Brick - White
10
B36
Half Brick - White
2
B130
Pillar, 3 Brick
2
B94
Door
2
B38
Long Brick - Red
2
B176
Steps
4
B190
Window
4
B40
Long Brick - White
2
B194
Large Window
     
2
B94
Door
     
Bayko Parts Pack 5B comprising :-
2
B194
Large Window
Bayko Parts Pack 2B comprising :-
2
B16
Bay Window Cover
     
7
B190
Window
6
B26
Curved Brick - Red
Bayko Parts Pack 6B comprising :-
3
B192
Curved Window
5
B28
Curved Brick - White
12
B18
Brick - Red
3
B194
Large Window
2
B192
Curved Window
14
B20
Brick - White
 
Trade Price exc. Tax
Retail Price inc. Tax
 
 
1/5 each
2/6 each
 
These Packs are included on the enclosed Bayko and Dinky Toys Order Forms.
Finally, the Bulletin goes on to describe the details of a Display and Dispenser Unit, which was intended for use with the above six BAYKO Retail Packs : -
BAYKO DISPLAY AND DISPENSER UNIT    (Carriage Extra)
All dealers ordering 'silent salesmen' packs to the Trade Value of 85/-, (plus Purchase Tax £1-0-9) that is 10 of each of the individual packs (60 packs), will receive the FREE LOAN of a Bayko Display and Dispenser Unit.
The unit will be in heavy wire, finished in polychromatic scratch proof silver and topped by a striking header board. Standing approximately 23" high, 18" across the arms, on non-scratch feet, this unit is ideal for letting your 'silent salesmen' work for you.
Dealers not wishing to obtain a free dispenser may obtain these packs in minimum quantities of 6.
 
June 1962 - MECCANO Trade Leaflet
June 1962 MECCANO Gemeral Products Bulletin  for Retailers -  cover side
June 1962 MECCANO Gemeral Products Bulletin  for Retailers -  inner pages
This document is shown courtesy of Andrew Lance of the HORNBY Railways Collectors Association.
I can't explain why there appear to be two June, 1962 documents, including the one above.
This is an information-rich document, produced as a simple double-sided sheet, folded twice to create six pages. It was sent out to all their retailers, not just BAYKO, by MECCANO in June 1962.
In case you can't read the larger image, the whole script is as follows : -
NEW BAYKO OUTFITS - Extending the Range!
In August supplies will be available of the new Bayko Outfit No. 15. This is the largest Outfit in the range and contains a number of new up-to-the-minute parts, including a shop window, display shelf, French window, dormer window, Pantile roofs, boarded and waney-edged roof ends. These will give scope for building a wider range of buildings.
Also available will be the Accessory Outfit No. 14C for enlarging Outfit No. 14 to the equivalent of the new No. 15 Outfit.
 
Outfit
Trade Price exc, Purchase Tax
Retail Price inc. Tax
 
 
15
43/-
75/-
 
 
14C
19/10
34/6
 
'SILENT SALESMEN' PACKS
We are now introducing Meccano and Bayko parts in separate polythene packs for
EASY-DISPLAY,  EASY-SELL
All at 'Pocket Money' Prices !
BAYKO    Bayko parts are available in 6 different polythene packs.
Bayko Parts Pack 1B comprising :-
Bayko Parts Pack 3B comprising :-
Bayko Parts Pack 4B comprising :-
2
B16
Bay Window Cover
6
B30
End Brick - Red
3
B34
Half Brick - Red
1
B80
Canopy
8
B32
End Brick - White
10
B36
Half Brick - White
2
B130
Pillar, 3 Brick
2
B94
Door
2
B38
Long Brick - Red
2
B176
Steps
4
B190
Window
4
B40
Long Brick - White
2
B194
Large Window
     
2
B94
Door
     
Bayko Parts Pack 5B comprising :-
2
B194
Large Window
Bayko Parts Pack 2B comprising :-
2
B16
Bay Window Cover
     
7
B190
Window
6
B26
Curved Brick - Red
Bayko Parts Pack 6B comprising :-
3
B192
Curved Window
5
B28
Curved Brick - White
12
B18
Brick - Red
3
B194
Large Window
2
B192
Curved Window
14
B20
Brick - White
 
Trade Price exc. Tax
Retail Price inc. Tax
 
 
1/5 each
2/6 each
 
These Packs are included on the enclosed Bayko and Dinky Toys Order Forms.
BAYKO DISPLAY AND DISPENSER UNIT
All dealers ordering 'silent salesmen' packs to the Trade Value of 85/-, (plus Purchase Tax £1-0-9) that is 10 of each of the individual packs (60 packs), will receive the FREE LOAN of a Bayko Display and Dispenser Unit.
The unit will be in heavy wire, finished in polychromatic scratch proof silver and topped by a striking header board. Standing approximately 23" high, 18" across the arms, on non-scratch feet, this unit is ideal for letting your 'silent salesmen' work for you.
Dealers not wishing to obtain a free dispenser may obtain these packs in minimum quantities of 6.
Not too surprisingly, given the timing, the two June, 1962 scripts are effectively identical - it's almost as if it was planned!
This document is shown courtesy of Andrew Lance and the HORNBY Railways Collectors Association.
 
1963 - MECCANO Trade Leaflet
This really is an information-rich document...
...sent to retailers by MECCANO in 1963.
Firstly, it shows details of the renamed, "FREE LOAN" "BAYKO Spare Parts Dispenser" for the 6 different Retail Display Packs...
Secondly, it also shows the "BAYKO Outfit Dispenser and Display Stand" for retailers to display their stock of BAYKO sets #11 to #14 [no set #15!] - yours for just £5/15/-...
Finally, it shows 6 Display Models, one from each set [but 2 from set #15] which retailers could buy to enhance their in-store BAYKO promotion...
How could BAYKO retailers resist this document...
...a shame MECCANO killed BAYKO the next year!
Chris Reeve's important document which MECCANO used to update their retailers with the latest information.
As a bit of an afterthought, I've decided to include the script related to the BAYKO Outfit Dispenser and Display Stand, as it is not mentioned elsewhere - there is also a significant change of literary style - so here goes : -
BAYKO OUTFIT DISPENSER AND DISPLAY STAND    P.S. 23987
Sturdily built metal stand makes a most attractive picture when dressed with outfits. For use in window or Sales Floor with eye-catching Header Board.
Dimensions:
Height 67"
Depth 21"
Width 21"
Net Price £5 . 15 . 0 (including tax)
Chris Reeve's excellent document is not date-coded, but is clearly from 1963.
 
Below here are links to related info : -
 
Click on any of the links below for related information.
     
 
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