Yonezawa STS was founded in the 1950's and was one of the largest and most creative of all (post-war) Japanese tin toy producers. Some of these toys were marked STS. The origin of this STS label remains unclear, but it could be a toy importer.
It was a large toy maker, producing thousands of different mechanical (friction, clockwork, etc.) but also all sorts of battery operated toys from the 1950's through the early 1970's.
The firm shortly dabbled in RC toys in the mid-1980s with the Wave Hunter buggy (scale 1/10), in North America known as the Monogram Lightning.
It is uncertain what has become of Yonezawa STS, but some believe it is nowadays involved in the manufacturing of (industrial) electronics.
What's your Yonezawa worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.
|Large Tinplate Yonezawa Dehavilland Comet||09/2021||£94.38|
|Diapet Japan 12 0167 Nissan Cedric Super Deluxe Die||09/2021||£58.64|
|Diapet Japan 328 Gloria Hardtop Gx Die Cast Boxed||09/2021||£25.65|
|Yonezawa Mercury Fire Dept||09/2021||£38.24|
|Yonezawa Opel Olympia Spares||09/2021||£19.34|
|See all sold items on eBay for more prices||10/2021||£-.--|