Metalcraft Corp., St Louis, Missouri, 1920 - 1938. Metalcraft produced playground equipment (such as teeter-totters) and pressed-steel trucks and acquired the rights for producing the pressed-steel airplane of Lindburgh's "Spirit of St. Louis". The company made millions of toy truck premiums known as "Business Leaders".

Metalcraft toy trucks

George R. Ericson was the owner of the Metalcraft Corporation during the Great Depression and this company, like so many others in the world at that time, did not make it through the depression, shutting its doors for the last time in 1938.

Metalcraft Sunshine Biscuits truck:

Metalcraft value and price guide

What's your 'Metalcraft' worth? Here are some recently sold items (UK):

Item Title Date sold Price
1 6mm Copper Sheet 900mm X 305mm Apr 2019 £ 85,00
Paul Metalcraft Dovedale Retro Kitchen Apr 2019 £ 780,00
Metal Craft Tooling Steel Complete Kit May 2019 £ 721,00
0 9mm Half Hard Copper Sheet 450mm X Feb 2019 £ 60,00
1mm Soft Copper Sheet 320mm X 320mm Apr 2019 £ 35,00
See all sold items for more prices

If you're not sure what you have, you can post your question below.

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Verena - May 13, 2019

check the bottom of your truck if it reads metalcraft st louis its the real deal
►reply: Excellent tip, thanks very much for sharing!

Kathy - May 17, 2013

hello, I have a metal craft truck that has a white king express logo can you give me any info on these trucks. it does have metal wheels thank you