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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French Lead - large Mounted Arab on Camel

French Lead - large Mounted Arab on Camel

French Lead - Mounted Arab on Camel. A detailed figure in good original condition with only minor pa..

£65.00

FRY - Gentleman in Khaki

FRY - Gentleman in Khaki

FRY - Gentleman in Khaki produced between 1915 & 1922.  The figure is in good original cond..

£45.00

George Munckle France  - Lead Lynx ? Attacking a Horse

George Munckle France - Lead Lynx ? Attacking a Horse

George Munckle France  - Lead Lynx ? Attacking a Horse. 68mm high.  A little playworn but ..

£285.00

Hanks Brothers - 4 Highlanders

Hanks Brothers - 4 Highlanders

Hanks Brothers - 4 Highlanders. Produced circa 1916. One figure has a replaced hand and their is a h..

£85.00

Heyde - 11 Lying Prussians

Heyde - 11 Lying Prussians

Heyde - 11 Prussians lying down and firing rifles.  All figures in play-worn but complete condi..

£145.00

Heyde - British Soldiers with Officer

Heyde - British Soldiers with Officer

Heyde - British Soldiers with Officer.  All figures in play-worn but complete condition...

£75.00

Hilco - Kneeling Space Man

Hilco - Kneeling Space Man

Hilco - Kneeling Space Man c/w original helmet.  The figure is complete with an original helmet..

£45.00

Hilco 110 mm high Royal National Lifeboat Institute Lifeboatman

Hilco 110 mm high Royal National Lifeboat Institute Lifeboatman

Rare piece, in an almost prototype unpainted version, there is some residue in the deeper folds of t..

£145.00

Johillco - RARE N A Indian Picture Box Set P.P. 21

Johillco - RARE N A Indian Picture Box Set P.P. 21

 Johillco - Picture Box Set P.P.21.  The box opens up to form a scenic picture landscape t..

£225.00

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 - Girl Swimmer in Bathing Suit

John Hill & Co - Girl Swimmer in Bathing Suit

 John Hill & Co - Girl Swimmer in blue bathing suit.  The figure is play worn but is o..

£95.00

John Hill & Co - Golfer in Red Jacket

John Hill & Co - Golfer in Red Jacket

John Hill & Co - Golfer in Red Jacket.  Very Good original and complete condition...

£55.00

John Hill & Co - Space - Intelligent Alien

John Hill & Co - Space - Intelligent Alien

 John Hill & Co - Space - Intelligent Alien.  Very  good original and complete co..

£45.00

John Hill & Co - Space Rocket

John Hill & Co - Space Rocket

John Hill & C0 - Space Rocket.  Some playwear and a small hole to the side of the rocket, o..

£45.00

John Hill & Co - Spaceman with Blue Airline

John Hill & Co - Spaceman with Blue Airline

  John Hill & Co - Spaceman with Blue Airline.   The figure is in complete a..

£45.00

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