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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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

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

£0.00

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 - 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 Germany 60mm lead Sailors

Noris Germany 60mm lead Sailors

Noris Germany 60mm lead Sailors. 6 Figures. Very good original condition. Please see photos...

£395.00

Phillip Segal - N A Indian firing rifle

Phillip Segal - N A Indian firing rifle

SOLD Phillip Segal - N A Indian firing rifle. Very good original condition with only very minor wear..

£0.00

Pixyland - RARE lead Chimney Sweep

Pixyland - RARE lead Chimney Sweep

Pixyland - RARE Chimney Sweep.  Good complete and all - original condition with only minor pain..

£145.00

Richard Courtenay - Mounted Tournament Knight - Thomas Erle of Warwick K.G.

Richard Courtenay - Mounted Tournament Knight - Thomas Erle of Warwick K.G.

SOLD Richard Courtenay - Mounted Tournament Knight - Thomas Erle of Warwick K.G.  Complete and ..

£0.00

Taylor & Barrett - Jazz Band. 12 figures.

Taylor & Barrett - Jazz Band. 12 figures.

Taylor & Barrett - Jazz Band 12 figures with 11 chairs.  8 chairs are reproduction. All cha..

£335.00

Taylor & Barrett - rare Market Garden Wagon with baskets of vegetables

Taylor & Barrett - rare Market Garden Wagon with baskets of vegetables

Taylor & Barrett - RARE Market Garden Wagon with baskets of vegetables. There is a repair to the..

£165.00

Timpo RARE Large Boxed 1953 Coronation Set

Timpo RARE Large Boxed 1953 Coronation Set

Timpo RARE Large Boxed Coronation Set.  The larger of the 2 Rare Timpo Coronation sets, contain..

£245.00

Very unusual German hollow cast British Fusiliers ? 1/32 scale Haffner ?

Very unusual German hollow cast British Fusiliers ? 1/32 scale Haffner ?

German hollow cast British Fusiliers ? 1/32 scale compatible with Britains.  Possibly by Haffne..

£345.00

Very unusual German hollow cast British Line Infantry 1/32 scale Haffner ? 15 figures

Very unusual German hollow cast British Line Infantry 1/32 scale Haffner ? 15 figures

Very unusual German hollow cast British Line Infantry 1/32 scale Haffner ? 15 figures. 2 Standing an..

£475.00

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