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 set 100 - 21st Empress of India's Lancers

Britains set 100 - 21st Empress of India's Lancers

Britains set 100 - 21st Empress of India's Lancers. 1925 version in very good original condition, wi..

£225.00

Charbens - Circus Parrot on Stand

Charbens - Circus Parrot on Stand

  Charbens - Circus Parrot on Stand in very good original condition.   ..

£45.00

Charbens - Girl Hiker from the Hikers Camp Set

Charbens - Girl Hiker from the Hikers Camp Set

Charbens - Girl Hiker from the Hikers Camp Set.   Very Good original and complete conditio..

£75.00

Charbens - Set No.205 - Musical Trio with original box

Charbens - Set No.205 - Musical Trio with original box

Charbens - Musical Trio with original box.  Please see photos. The set is complete and in good ..

£375.00

Cherilea lead Ballet Dancer

Cherilea lead Ballet Dancer

Cherilea lead kneeling Ballet Dancer.  Complete original condition, with only minor play wear. ..

£58.00

Courtenay - Ping - Sir John Cherleton, Lord of Powys

Courtenay - Ping - Sir John Cherleton, Lord of Powys

Courtenay - Ping - Sir John Cherleton, Lord of Powys. Standing figure  in very good, complete o..

£235.00

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..

£235.00

Crescent - Dan Dare (Space Suit)

Crescent - Dan Dare (Space Suit)

 Crescent - Dan Dare.   The figure is in good, original and complete condition with o..

£55.00

Crescent - Dan Dare - Digby

Crescent - Dan Dare - Digby

Crescent - Dan Dare - Digby .   The figure is in good, original and complete condition wit..

£45.00

Crescent - Dan Dare - Professor Peabody

Crescent - Dan Dare - Professor Peabody

 Crescent - Dan Dare - Professor Peabody .   This RARE figure is in good, original an..

£65.00

Crescent - Dan Dare series - Treen

Crescent - Dan Dare series - Treen

Crescent -  Dan Dare series - Treen .   The figure is in good, original and complete ..

£55.00

Crescent Toys - Dan Dare marching

Crescent Toys - Dan Dare marching

 Crescent - Dan Dare.   The figure is in good, original and complete condition with o..

£40.00

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

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

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