Yoshiya (1950 - 1970) also known as Kobe Yoko Ltd. was a major Japanese toy maker from the post war period.
Yoshiya -known by their mark KO- specialised in mostly mechanical or wind-up toys featuring fanciful designs, but they are also known for its extensive line of Robby the Robot knockoff toys.
What's your 'Ko' worth? Here are some recently sold items (UK):
|Horikawa Sh Masudaya Yoshiya Machine||04/2019||£ 310,00|
|Tinplate Battery Operated Flying Saucer||04/2019||£ 265,00|
|Tin Wind Up Space Orbit Explorer Yoshiya||04/2019||£ 158,00|
|Tinplate Battery Operated High Wheel||05/2019||£ 155,88|
|Tinplate Battery Operated Flying Saucer||04/2019||£ 123,00|
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