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)


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

Lucotte - Japanese Infantry

Lucotte - Japanese Infantry

Lucotte circa 1905 - Japanese Infantry, comprising: Flag bearer, officer, 5 marching with rifles and..

£1,250.00

Marching British Guards band by Philip Segal

Marching British Guards band by Philip Segal

Marching British Guards band by Philip Segal. 9 pcs. Bandmaster is missing the top part of its baton..

£210.00

Pixyland Kew - RARE - Set of WW2 British RAF Pilots

Pixyland Kew - RARE - Set of WW2 British RAF Pilots

Pixyland Kew - RARE - Set of WW2 British RAF Pilots.  Originally, from a board game.All 4 piece..

£135.00

Sacul - Looby Loo  (From Andy Pany Set)

Sacul - Looby Loo (From Andy Pany Set)

Sacul - Looby Loo  (From Andy Pany Set).  Good Complete condition, but figure leans forwar..

£50.00

Sacul - Teddy (From Andy Pany Set)

Sacul - Teddy (From Andy Pany Set)

Sacul - Looby Loo (From Andy Pany Set).  Good Complete condition with only  play wear clea..

£50.00

Taylor  & Barrett - Window Cleaner with barrow, ladder and bucket 1927

Taylor & Barrett - Window Cleaner with barrow, ladder and bucket 1927

Taylor  & Barrett - Window Cleaner with barrow, ladder and bucket 1927Good box, with only m..

£199.00

Timpo - Mounted Crusader

Timpo - Mounted Crusader

Timpo Mounted Crusader, catalogue no. K.N.61.  A Knights in armour series, depicting knights fr..

£40.00

Showing 16 to 23 of 23 (2 Pages)