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 - 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 ? - 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

John Hill & Co - Farmers Glory Figure

John Hill & Co - Farmers Glory Figure

  John Hill & Co - Farmers Glory Figure.  These figures were issued in 'Farmers G..

£17.00

John Hill & Co - Witch and Cauldron on fire

John Hill & Co - Witch and Cauldron on fire

 John Hill & Co - Witch and Cauldron on fire.  Rare complete 3 piece set version. Very..

£185.00

John Hill & Co- Pre War - Father Christmas

John Hill & Co- Pre War - Father Christmas

Adrian - John Hill & Co Father Christmas. Pre ware version with white boots. The figure is in go..

£95.00

John Hill and Company - Speed Skater

John Hill and Company - Speed Skater

John Hill and Company - Speed Skater, green.  Please review photographs for condition. Good com..

£75.00

KAYRON - Boxed Horse and Plough - No. 504

KAYRON - Boxed Horse and Plough - No. 504

KAYRON - Boxed Horse and Plough - No. 504. The figures are in good original condition in the origina..

£135.00

Marlborough Manufacturing British camel trooper

Marlborough Manufacturing British camel trooper

Marlborough Manufacturing British camel trooper. manufactured circa WW1. Marked MMC on side.  G..

£45.00

Miss Kitty White (Felix's girlfriend). 70mm

Miss Kitty White (Felix's girlfriend). 70mm

Miss Kitty White (Felix's girlfriend), as a black cat with an orange skirt. Very rare figure. Almost..

£345.00

Phillip Segal - Mounted Cossack

Phillip Segal - Mounted Cossack

SOLD Phillip Segal - Mounted Cossack. Very good original condition.  We presume the wire 'sword..

£0.00

Phillip Segal - N A Indian firing rifle

Phillip Segal - N A Indian firing rifle

Phillip Segal - N A Indian firing rifle. Very good original condition with only very minor wear..

£37.00

Phillip Segal Egyptian soldier

Phillip Segal Egyptian soldier

SOLD Philip Segal Egyptian soldier. Good original condition with only very minor wear ..

£0.00

Pixyland - RARE lead Chimney Sweep

Pixyland - RARE lead Chimney Sweep

Pixyland - RARE Chimney Sweep.  Good complete and all - original condition with only minor pain..

£145.00

REKA - 5 Guards

REKA - 5 Guards

REKA - 5 Guards . These were produced between 1908 and 1932.  One figure has a replacement arm,..

£100.00

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