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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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 - Rhinoceros

Heyde - Rhinoceros

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

£135.00

Heyde - trinket / Nippe 75mm high - Nodding Arab

Heyde - trinket / Nippe 75mm high - Nodding Arab

Heyde - Nick Nack - 75mm high - Nodding Arab. Very good original working condition. Please see photo..

£85.00

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 Pre WW2 lead - Father Christmas

John Hill & Co Pre WW2 lead - Father Christmas

John Hill & Co Father Christmas. Pre ware version with white boots. The base has a piece missing..

£65.00

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..

£55.00

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..

£55.00

John Hill Co - boxed Street Gas Lamp

John Hill Co - boxed Street Gas Lamp

John Hill Co - Street Gas Lamp. Boxed and complete with Lamp, Cleaner and Ladder.  All in good,..

£125.00

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 Gerbeau Period French Foreign Legion Camel Train

Mignot Gerbeau Period French Foreign Legion Camel Train

SOLD   Mignot Gerbeau Period French Foreign Legion Camel Train. Made pre WW1, generally wo..

£0.00

Noris Germany 60mm lead Sailors

Noris Germany 60mm lead Sailors

Noris Germany 60mm lead Sailors. 6 Figures. Pre WW1 Manufacture. Very good original condition. Pleas..

£395.00

Noris Germany very large lead British Guardsman

Noris Germany very large lead British Guardsman

SOLD Noris Germany very large lead British Guardsman. Figure is 120mm not including busby. Bayonet h..

£225.00

Noris Germany very large lead British Guardsman Flagbearer

Noris Germany very large lead British Guardsman Flagbearer

SOLD Noris Germany very large lead British Guardsman Flag Bearer. 120mm figure, not including b..

£275.00

Palomeque ? Spain mounted lead Cuirassiers 60mm figures

Palomeque ? Spain mounted lead Cuirassiers 60mm figures

Palomeque ? Spain or Antisana Italy ? mounted lead Cuirassiers. Height to top of helmets (not includ..

£125.00

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