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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 Heyde - German Lead Trinket / Nick Nack Monkey Playing a Triangle

Heyde - German Lead Trinket / Nick Nack Monkey Playing a Triangle

 Heyde - German Lead Trinket / Nick Nack / Nippe Monkey Playing a Triangle.  72mm high. Th..

£85.00

 John Hill & Co. Johillco - Yacht

John Hill & Co. Johillco - Yacht

John Hill Co - Yacht. 10.4cm high.  1 wheel missing, otherwise very good, original condition.&n..

£235.00

Britains 21st Lancers from set 94. 6 Troopers. 1898 - 1900 version

Britains 21st Lancers from set 94. 6 Troopers. 1898 - 1900 version

SOLD   Britains 21st Lancers from set 94. 6 Troopers. 1898 - 1900 rocking horse version.&n..

£0.00

Britains boxed Mobile Anti-Tank Set No.2174

Britains boxed Mobile Anti-Tank Set No.2174

Britains - Mobile Anti-Tank Set No.2174. The model is in very good, original condition in its origin..

£175.00

Britains boxed Set 1518 Waterloo Infantry with Officer. Rare paint version

Britains boxed Set 1518 Waterloo Infantry with Officer. Rare paint version

 Britains boxed Set 1518 Waterloo Infantry with Officer. Rare paint version of dark blue trouse..

£245.00

Britains boxed Set No 1436 -  Italian Infantry Foreign Service Dress

Britains boxed Set No 1436 - Italian Infantry Foreign Service Dress

SOLD      Britains boxed Set No 1436 -  Italian Infantry. Foreign Service D..

£245.00

Britains boxed Set No. 123 - Bikanir Camel Corps. 1901 version

Britains boxed Set No. 123 - Bikanir Camel Corps. 1901 version

Britains boxed Set No. 123 - Bikanir Camel Corps. 1901 version. 1 repaired rifle, otherwise good ori..

£165.00

Britains boxed Set No. 16 - The Buffs East Kent Regiment

Britains boxed Set No. 16 - The Buffs East Kent Regiment

SOLD Britains Set No. 16 - The Buffs East Kent Regiment. 1920s version.  Boxed set,  ..

£0.00

Britains boxed Set No.121 - The Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

Britains boxed Set No.121 - The Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

 Britains Set No.121 - The Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment).  Boxed set, 1930s version ..

£285.00

Britains Boxed Set No.320 - Royal Army Medical Corps

Britains Boxed Set No.320 - Royal Army Medical Corps

Britains Boxed Set No.320 - Royal Army Medical Corps. Box is missing insert, lid has 1 split to side..

£285.00

Britains loose 2nd Dragoon Guards (The Queens Bays) from Set No. 44

Britains loose 2nd Dragoon Guards (The Queens Bays) from Set No. 44

Britains loose 2nd Dragoon Guards (The Queens Bays) from Set No. 44. With an incorrect ROAN box.&nbs..

£115.00

Britains loose Kings Royal Rifle Corps from set 98. 1903 version.

Britains loose Kings Royal Rifle Corps from set 98. 1903 version.

 Britains loose Kings Royal Rifle Corps from set 98. 1903 'pigeon-chested' version.  Missi..

£225.00

Britains loose set 11 Black Watch - Plug Handed 1893 version

Britains loose set 11 Black Watch - Plug Handed 1893 version

Britains loose set 11 Black Watch - Plug Handed 1893 version. All other ranks missing arms. Officer ..

£225.00

Britains loose set 2031 Australians marching in Battle Dress

Britains loose set 2031 Australians marching in Battle Dress

Very good original condition, matching set...

£95.00

Britains US Export figure with Tag 1 of 4

Britains US Export figure with Tag 1 of 4

Britains US Export figure with Tag 1 of 4. 9th Lancer. Missing tip of lance, otherwise good original..

£40.00

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