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 - 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

Heyde - large 95mm high lead Devil with Walking Stick

Heyde - large 95mm high lead Devil with Walking Stick

Heyde - Devil with Walking Stick.  Very good original condition.  Made pre WW2, probably 1..

£135.00

Heyde - Rhinoceros

Heyde - Rhinoceros

Heyde - Rhinoceros. Very good original condition.  Please see photos...

£135.00

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

Heyde large solid lead Hounds

Heyde large solid lead Hounds

5 Heyde Hounds. Running hounds are 7cm long. All figures are in very good original condition, please..

£125.00

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- 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 & Co. rare Elephant painted as Circus

John Hill & Co. rare Elephant painted as Circus

John Hill & Co. rare Elephant painted as Circus  ..

£65.00

John Hill and Company "Dorre"  Black and Gold series souvenir. Kangaroo

John Hill and Company "Dorre" Black and Gold series souvenir. Kangaroo

John Hill and Company "Dorre"  Black and Gold series souvenir. Kangaroo.  Good original co..

£39.00

John Hill and Company - Speed Skater in green

John Hill and Company - Speed Skater in green

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

£65.00

John Hill and Company - Speed Skater in light blue

John Hill and Company - Speed Skater in light blue

John Hill and Company - Speed Skater, blue.  Please review photographs for condition. Good comp..

£65.00

John Hill and Company. (Hilco) Girl seated in Punt, with rare straw hat

John Hill and Company. (Hilco) Girl seated in Punt, with rare straw hat

John Hill and Company.  Girl seated in Punt, with rare straw hat.  Complete and original. ..

£65.00

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

Mignot - pre WW2 French Lead Circus Acrobat

Mignot - pre WW2 French Lead Circus Acrobat

Mignot - pre WW2.  French Lead Circus figure of an Acrobat.  50 mm high. Generally play wo..

£28.00

Noris (Heinrich) Germany - 3 very large (135mm) British Guards

Noris (Heinrich) Germany - 3 very large (135mm) British Guards

Noris (Heinrich) Germany - 3 very large (135mm overall height, including busbies), British Guards. F..

£975.00

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