Logo: Letter Y in a circle. Sometimes misidentified as Yone or Yonezawa.

Sanko value and price guide

What's your 'Sanko' worth? Here are some recently sold items (USA).

Picture Title Date Sold for
Batman Tin Car Toy Friction Works Well 08/2019 $1 699.99
1960s Japan Batman Batmobile Friction 08/2019 $385.00
New Tin Toy Lithographed 6 Friction 08/2019 $22.95
Two Japan Tin Toy 4 Wind Up Train 08/2019 $20.95
2 Japan Metal Tin Toy Friction 3 09/2019 $20.95

See all sold items for more prices.


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Marc - February 16, 2013
I am trying to find out more info on the Sanko they use a marking with a y and a circle.. are they still in business? or is it safe to say the toys with this marking are truly vintage..
They seem to be still in business according to this page, however it's difficult to find any info on the company, so it's the question if they still make toys. I did found a Japanese company with the same name producing molds in all kinds of shapes and materials, so that might bee them. I think it is safe to say toys bearing the Sanko mark are vintage.