BAYKO Post-War Sets Support Leaflets - 1946 to 1947

I have to admit, I've struggled for a long time with these documents, which, self-evidently, are not manuals, before finally including them in the manuals section. So why have I taken this eccentric plunge..?
...well, at least one of these documents was included with every set throughout 1946 and early 1947...
...and, perhaps more significantly, they hold information which, on every other occasion, formed part of a manual.
Immediately after the war the government pushed all manufacturers to export as much as possible. It is, therefore, possible that these leaflets, which could easily be replaced by a foreign language equivalent, were part of a strategic decision, by Plimpton, to support the export market with minimum use of scarce resources. Against this is the fact that no such foreign language document has been found to date, so it may, simply, have been cost based...
...it would have been cheaper to produce the single sheets than extra pages in the main manual.
 
 
Sets #0 and #1 Support Leaflet - 1946 and 1947
This double-sided leaflet was included in all the early post-war sets #0 and #1 alongside the 8 page and the 16 page early manuals, certainly for the domestic market. Neither of these manuals contained a set contents list. This leaflet became redundant when the manual size was increased to 20 pages and the set contents were included, early in 1947.
The front [below, left] contains set range and set contents information, though only for for sets #0 and #1. Of particular interest is the, unfortunately optimistic, prediction of a range of BAYKO sets up to set #5.
There is a slightly earlier Canadian document which actually extends this 'anomaly' to sets up to set #6...
There is a second inaccuracy in that there is a reference to set #2 being the largest size available. Had that been the case, why not include the set #2 contents on this sheet and why were the earliest manuals restricted to sets #0 and #1?

The rear [below, right] contains the lists of parts required to build the models shown in the contemporary manuals.
 
Sets #0 to #2 Sets Support Leaflet 1946 Set Contents
Sets #0 to #2 Sets Support Leaflet 1946 Model Parts Lists
Front
Rear
 
Sets #2 Support Leaflet - 1947
This single-sided leaflet was included in all the early post-war sets #2 alongside the 16 page early manuals, certainly for the domestic market. This manual did not contain a set contents list. This leaflet too became redundant when the manual size was increased to 20 pages and the set contents were included, early in 1947.
The document [below] contains set #2 contents information, pure and simple.
There is also a questionable statement in that there is a reference to purchasing set #2X to convert your set #2 into a set #3. Certainly when this document was first produced, set #2X was not available - but at least the young appetites would have been whetted.
 
Set 2 Support Leaflet, 1947
 
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