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 Price
Batman Car 1960s 9 84 25cm Rare Retro 04/2019 $999.11
Brass Ho Train Engine Prr T 1 Duplex 4 4 05/2019 $371.66
Two Japan Tin Toy Windup Auto Turn 2 5 04/2019 $32.95
Two Tin Toy 3 Wind Up Auto Turn Yellow 04/2019 $29.95
Y Japan Nos New Tin Toy Robot Wind Up 04/2019 $17.99
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..
►reply: 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.