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

Product Compare (0)


Courtenay Ping - Standing Knight. Sir William Linieres

Courtenay Ping - Standing Knight. Sir William Linieres

Courtenay Ping - Standing Knight. Sir William Linieres. Standing figure in very good, complete origi..

£185.00

Crescent - solid copy - Godilocks

Crescent - solid copy - Godilocks

 Crescent - solid copy - Godilocks..

£24.99

Crescent Toys - Tractor and rake with landgirl drivers

Crescent Toys - Tractor and rake with landgirl drivers

Crescent Toys Tractor and rake, post WW2 diecast toys in very good original condition..

£105.00

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

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

FRY - Gentleman in Khaki

FRY - Gentleman in Khaki

FRY - Gentleman in Khaki produced between 1915 & 1922.  The figure is in good original cond..

£45.00

German demi - ronde lead - Group of Tents

German demi - ronde lead - Group of Tents

German Lead - Group of Tents. Large tent is 7cm high, smaller tents 2.8cm high.  All good condi..

£45.00

German Lead - Miniature demi - ronde Castle

German Lead - Miniature demi - ronde Castle

 German Lead - Miniature Castle. Highest point 7cm high.  Very good original condition.&nb..

£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

Heyde - 2 boys on an elephant

Heyde - 2 boys on an elephant

Heyde "Nippes" 2 Boys on an elephant.  Overall height, at highest point of the front boy, is 60..

£145.00

Heyde - Boy riding an elephant

Heyde - Boy riding an elephant

Heyde "Nippes" Boy riding an elephant.  4 cm high. In very slightly playworn condition. ..

£55.00

Heyde - Pug Dog  Band

Heyde - Pug Dog Band

Heyde "Nippes" 5 piece  Pug Dog Band.   65mm high. All figures are in good condition ..

£395.00

Heyde ? - German solid lead Hunt Group (8 pieces)

Heyde ? - German solid lead Hunt Group (8 pieces)

Heyde ? - German - Hunt Group, 8 pieces.  The figures have some play wear and are in fair condi..

£100.00

Showing 16 to 30 of 52 (4 Pages)