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 (Canada).

Picture Title Date Sold for
1920s No 900 Zeppelin Construction Set W 09/2019 C $577.83
Pure Oil Tanker Truck 1930 S Yale Tires 07/2019 C $583.08
The Pure Oil Co Pressed Steel Tanker 09/2019 C $492.47
Mound Tonka Toys 550 Grain Hauler Semi 08/2019 C $525.30
Rare 1920 S The White House Truck 08/2019 C $466.20

See all sold items for more prices.

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Comments (2)

Verena - May 13, 2019
check the bottom of your truck if it reads metalcraft st louis its the real deal
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