Lead

We stock a wide selection of lead figures from around the World. This section is for metal figures that were originally sold as toys when they were new.

Toy lead figures have been made for hundreds of years. During the mid 19th Century, German companies such as Johann Haffner, Georg Heyde, Krause, Noris, Spenkuch & Wollner commenced commercial volume production of solid lead, or vollplastische figures. At the same time in France, Lucotte and CBG (late CBG Mignot), were producing similar, ronde - bosse figures.

It wasn’t until 1893 that the English company, W Britains invented the hollow cast method of manufacture. This eventually came to dominate the lead figure market and led to the Britains 1/32 scale, where an average man’s height is depicted as 54 mm, becoming the de facto Worldwide standard for hollow lead figures.

Britains had many English competitors, and we stock products from all of them:


  • Benbros
  • Charbens
  • Crescent
  • John Hill & Co
  • Philip Segal
  • Pixyland
  • Kew
  • Timpo
  • Taylor & Barrett

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Britains - RARE - Middlesex Yeomanry Set 83

Britains - RARE - Middlesex Yeomanry Set 83

Britains - RARE - Middlesex Yeomanry Set 83 with swords.  1930s versions. Including an officer ..

£245.00

Britains - RARE - Racing Horses

Britains - RARE - Racing Horses

Britains - Racing Horses. Good complete original condition.  Figures are 90mm long...

£125.00

Britains - Rare post war - #1R Railway Porter (Pushing)

Britains - Rare post war - #1R Railway Porter (Pushing)

Britains - Rare post war - Railway Porter for pushing trolley, adapted from the pre-war porter no.80..

£45.00

Britains loose set 32 The 2nd Dragoons, Royal Scots Greys 1895

Britains loose set 32 The 2nd Dragoons, Royal Scots Greys 1895

 Britains loose set 32 The 2nd Dragoons, Royal Scots Greys 1895. Complete matching set, though ..

£335.00

Britains Mechanical Procession Infantry on slat

Britains Mechanical Procession Infantry on slat

Britains Mechanical Procession Infantry on slat, 7 ORs and Officer.  Parachute Regiment, we thi..

£385.00

Britains Policeman in peaked cap

Britains Policeman in peaked cap

Britains Policeman in peaked cap. Catalogue #659VGC, complete condition.Price includes Worldwide Del..

£35.00

Crescent - solid copy - Godilocks

Crescent - solid copy - Godilocks

 Crescent - solid copy - Godilocks..

£24.99

Crescent - White metal copy - RARE Space Dan Dare Rocket & Launching Ramp

Crescent - White metal copy - RARE Space Dan Dare Rocket & Launching Ramp

Crescent - White metal copy - RARE Space Dan Dare Rocket & Launching Ramp, in orange.  This..

£45.00

Crescent Toys Farm Models - Milking Time Set No. 1219

Crescent Toys Farm Models - Milking Time Set No. 1219

Crescent Toys 1950s Farm Models - Milking Time Set No. 1219. Complete boxed set with all pieces in g..

£95.00

Dorfler - British Infantry Officer

Dorfler - British Infantry Officer

SOLD Dorfler - British Infantry Officer. Play worn condition...

£40.00

Dorfler - German - 2 Soldiers

Dorfler - German - 2 Soldiers

Dorfler - German - 2 Soldiers. Original condition. Price includes worldwide delivery...

£60.00

F. Kew and Co. 100mm Felix the Cat

F. Kew and Co. 100mm Felix the Cat

Pre WW2 only large Felix the Cat by F. Kew and Co. 100mm high.  Bottom half of tail has been re..

£155.00

German demi - ronde lead - Group of Tents

German demi - ronde lead - Group of Tents

SOLD     German Lead - Group of Tents. Large tent is 7cm high, smaller tents 2.8cm hi..

£45.00

German Lead - Miniature demi - ronde Castle

German Lead - Miniature demi - ronde Castle

SOLD       German Lead - Miniature Castle. Highest point 7cm high.  Very go..

£45.00

Hanks Brothers - 4 Highlanders

Hanks Brothers - 4 Highlanders

Hanks Brothers - 4 Highlanders. Produced circa 1916. All figures have replaced hands with rifle and ..

£85.00

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