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 - Seated Dog, 36mm high

Heyde - Seated Dog, 36mm high

 Heyde - Seated Dog.  Companion piece to the Heyde standing dog we currently have for..

£30.00

Heyde - Standing Dog, 61mm long

Heyde - Standing Dog, 61mm long

 Heyde - Standing Dog.  61mm long. Good original condition with only minor wear. Companion..

£30.00

Heyde - Two Boys Preparing a Fire and Making Coffee - 83mm wide.

Heyde - Two Boys Preparing a Fire and Making Coffee - 83mm wide.

SOLD     Heyde - Two Boys Preparing a Fire and Making Coffee.  The vignette look..

£125.00

Heyde - Vignette of Three Dogs. 35mm high, 47mm wide.

Heyde - Vignette of Three Dogs. 35mm high, 47mm wide.

 Heyde - Vignette of Three Dogs. 35mm high, 47mm wide. Very good original condition.  Plea..

£55.00

Heyde Germany - Roman with Bear from Triumph of Germanicus Procession

Heyde Germany - Roman with Bear from Triumph of Germanicus Procession

SOLD Heyde Germany - Roman with Bear from Triumph of Germanicus Procession.  Good original cond..

£55.00

Heyde Germany - Roman with dog from Triumph of Germanicus Procession

Heyde Germany - Roman with dog from Triumph of Germanicus Procession

SOLD Heyde Germany - Roman with Bear from Triumph of Germanicus Procession. Good original condition ..

£45.00

Heyde Germany 70mm scale mounted senior French Officer

Heyde Germany 70mm scale mounted senior French Officer

Heyde Germany 70mm scale mounted senior French Officer. (Overall height, without plume, 103mm). Rare..

£395.00

Heyde Germany No.2 size Sikh (Indian Army) Trench Raiding Party. 12 pcs

Heyde Germany No.2 size Sikh (Indian Army) Trench Raiding Party. 12 pcs

Heyde Germany No.2 size Sikh (Indian Army) Trench Raiding Party. 12 pcs. Very good original conditio..

£385.00

John Hill & Co Father Christmas

John Hill & Co Father Christmas

John Hill & Co hollow cast lead Father Christmas. Very good original condition..

£65.00

John Hill & Co. Johillco - Abyssinian Supply Train

John Hill & Co. Johillco - Abyssinian Supply Train

John Hill & Co. Johillco - Abyssinian Supply Train. Total of 13 pcs.  The original Hill gun..

£175.00

Mignot Gerbeau period French Dragoons - Heavy Cavalry

Mignot Gerbeau period French Dragoons - Heavy Cavalry

Mignot Gerbeau period French Dragoons - Heavy Cavalry. 4 pcs very good original condition. &nbs..

£265.00

Moultoy Wales - Circus Drunk in top hat and tails

Moultoy Wales - Circus Drunk in top hat and tails

Moultoy Wales - Circus Drunk in top hat and tails. Playworn but complete with no damage.  rare ..

£75.00

Original Britains Boer War Infantry Figure from Set 26 - Advance Arms

Original Britains Boer War Infantry Figure from Set 26 - Advance Arms

SOLD Original Britains Boer War Infantry Figure from Set 26 - Advance Arms.  Very good conditio..

£30.00

Pixyland Kew - Chimney Sweep

Pixyland Kew - Chimney Sweep

Pixyland Kew lead Chimney Sweep. Rare and original, with some paint loss.  Please see photograp..

£48.00

Pixyland Kew Gardener admiring flower

Pixyland Kew Gardener admiring flower

Pixyland Kew Gardener admiring flower.  Complete with paint loss, but all original, not a repro..

£65.00

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