I currently have just one BAYKO document specifically from the Dutch market. However, Plimpton took the decision that it would take advantage of Belgium's bilingual culture to supply France and the Benelux countries, so we can be certain that BAYKO was available in the Netherlands…

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…
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Set Contents Explanation BAYKO Explanation
Flemish language set contents information, probably from the late 1940s
Flemish 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 beginning of this entry, there are three other versions of this document format…

I have no further BAYKO documents from the Plimpton era…
…but I do have a little more relevant information.
I believe that Plimpton deliberately targeted Belgium, with its dual French and Flemish culture, to drive the BAYKO market throughout France and the Benelux countries [Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg]. Yes I do know that somewhere approaching 10% of the Belgian population are German speaking, but there is no evidence [to date] of Belgian oversight of the German speaking markets.
If I'm right on this, then my Belgian market information is relevant here…
If you have any information on the Dutch BAYKO market then I'd love to hear from you…
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