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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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 - RARE lead Bridge. 24.5cm long

Charbens - RARE lead Bridge. 24.5cm long

Charbens - RARE lead Bridge. Has some retouching, to red areas, inside of green 'railings' and a lit..

£95.00

Crescent - solid copy - Godilocks

Crescent - solid copy - Godilocks

 Crescent - solid copy - Godilocks..

£24.99

Crescent - White metal copy - RARE Space Dan Dare Rocket & Launching Ramp

Crescent - White metal copy - RARE Space Dan Dare Rocket & Launching Ramp

Crescent - White metal copy - RARE Space Dan Dare Rocket & Launching Ramp, in orange.  This..

£45.00

Crescent Builder with hand cart, ladder and tools

Crescent Builder with hand cart, ladder and tools

Crescent Builder with hand cart, ladder and tools.  All original Crescent items. 1 small ladder..

£75.00

EXELLA - Walt Disney's 3 Little Pigs & the Big Bad Wolf boxed set

EXELLA - Walt Disney's 3 Little Pigs & the Big Bad Wolf boxed set

 EXELLA - Walt Disney's 3 Little Pigs & the Big Bad Wolf boxed set. All pieces are complete..

£500.00

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

French hollow Lead 1930's - Mounted Napoleonic Officer. 112mm high

French hollow Lead 1930's - Mounted Napoleonic Officer. 112mm high

French Lead 1930's - Mounted Napoleonic Officer. 112mm high. Unmarked, possibly Domage & Co. Art..

£75.00

George Munckle - Mounted Arab on Rearing Horse 1 of 2

George Munckle - Mounted Arab on Rearing Horse 1 of 2

George Munckle - Mounted Arab on Rearing Horse.  Makers mark underneath. French hollow lead. Th..

£135.00

George Munckle - Mounted Arab on Rearing Horse 2 of 2

George Munckle - Mounted Arab on Rearing Horse 2 of 2

George Munckle - Mounted Arab on Rearing Horse.  Makers mark underneath. French hollow lead. Th..

£135.00

German solid lead Rugby / Football Players

German solid lead Rugby / Football Players

German Lead Rugby / Football Players. 13 Figures, 40 mm high. Good condition with only minor wear. P..

£95.00

German solid lead Rugby / Football Players. 40mm high

German solid lead Rugby / Football Players. 40mm high

German solid lead Rugby / Football Players. 40mm high. 12 Figures, 40 mm high. Slightly playworn but..

£95.00

Greenwood and Ball - Naval Officer

Greenwood and Ball - Naval Officer

Greenwood and Ball - Naval Officer. Unmarked. Very good, original condition. Please see photos...

£75.00

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 - large 95mm high lead Devil playing a Trumpet

Heyde - large 95mm high lead Devil playing a Trumpet

Heyde - large lead Devil playing a Trumpet. Very good original condition.  Made pre WW2, probab..

£135.00

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