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 Hunting Hounds and Fox Running

Britains Hunting Hounds and Fox Running

Britains Hunting Hounds and Fox Running.  4 pcs. Issue Nos. 213 and 616. Pre WW2 versions. All ..

£40.00

Britains Huntsman at the Gallop

Britains Huntsman at the Gallop

  Britains Huntsman at the Gallop, wearing a top Hat, product no. 610.  Pre WW2 versi..

£40.00

Britains Huntswoman at the Gallop

Britains Huntswoman at the Gallop

 Britains Huntswoman at the Gallop, mounted sidesaddle, wearing a Bowler Hat, product no. 611.&..

£40.00

Britains Huntswoman in top hat on a Standing Horse

Britains Huntswoman in top hat on a Standing Horse

 Britains Huntswoman mounted sidesaddle, on a standing horse. Wearing a Top Hat, product no. 60..

£35.00

Britains Huntswoman on a Standing Horse

Britains Huntswoman on a Standing Horse

 Britains Huntswoman mounted sidesaddle, on a standing horse. Wearing a Bowler Hat, product no...

£30.00

Britains King Henry VIII for Madame Tussauds

Britains King Henry VIII for Madame Tussauds

Britains pre WW2, King Henry VIII for Madame Tussauds.  78mm high. Good condition with only min..

£36.00

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

Britains pre WW2 - Arab (in red) on camel

Britains pre WW2 - Arab (in red) on camel

Britains - pre WW2 versopm of an Arab (in red) on a camel.  Good, complete original condition w..

£38.00

Britains pre WW2 boxed set No. 1235 - Huntsman and Hound (Master)

Britains pre WW2 boxed set No. 1235 - Huntsman and Hound (Master)

Britains - Huntsman and Hound (Master) Boxed No. 1235. Figures are in very good original condition w..

£165.00

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

Britains 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 unboxed French Foreign Legion from set 1712. 1939 version.

Britains unboxed French Foreign Legion from set 1712. 1939 version.

 Britains French Foreign Legion from set 1712. 14 men plus mounted officer.  1939 - 41 ver..

£195.00

Charbens - Musical Trio - spare Cellist

Charbens - Musical Trio - spare Cellist

Charbens - Musical Trio - spare Cellist.  Good condition with only minor wear and paint loss.&n..

£46.00

Charbens - Musical Trio - spare Violinist

Charbens - Musical Trio - spare Violinist

Charbens - Musical Trio - spare Violinist.  Good condition with only minor wear and paint loss...

£46.00

Charbens 7 pce Jacks Bands in very rare Green Jackets

Charbens 7 pce Jacks Bands in very rare Green Jackets

Charbens - Very Rare 'Green Jacket' 7 pce Jacks Band.  This is an original and untouched set of..

£435.00

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