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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Charbens 9 pce Jacks Bands (Red Jackets)

Charbens 9 pce Jacks Bands (Red Jackets)

Charbens - 9 pce Jacks Band.  This is an original and untouched set of figures,.  The cond..

£435.00

Crescent - solid copy - Godilocks

Crescent - solid copy - Godilocks

 Crescent - solid copy - Godilocks..

£24.99

Crescent - White metal copy - RARE Space Dan Dare Rocket & Launching Ramp

Crescent - White metal copy - RARE Space Dan Dare Rocket & Launching Ramp

Crescent - White metal copy - RARE Space Dan Dare Rocket & Launching Ramp, in orange.  This..

£45.00

Crescent Builder with hand cart, ladder and tools

Crescent Builder with hand cart, ladder and tools

Crescent Builder with hand cart, ladder and tools.  All original Crescent items. 1 small ladder..

£75.00

Crescent Toys Farm Models - Milking Time Set No. 1219

Crescent Toys Farm Models - Milking Time Set No. 1219

Crescent Toys 1950s Farm Models - Milking Time Set No. 1219. Complete boxed set with all pieces in g..

£95.00

Dorfler - German - 2 Soldiers

Dorfler - German - 2 Soldiers

Dorfler - German - 2 Soldiers. Original condition. Price includes worldwide delivery...

£60.00

EXELLA - Walt Disney's 3 Little Pigs & the Big Bad Wolf boxed set

EXELLA - Walt Disney's 3 Little Pigs & the Big Bad Wolf boxed set

 EXELLA - Walt Disney's 3 Little Pigs & the Big Bad Wolf boxed set. All pieces are complete..

£500.00

F. Kew and Co. 100mm Felix the Cat

F. Kew and Co. 100mm Felix the Cat

Pre WW2 only large Felix the Cat by F. Kew and Co. 100mm high.  Bottom half of tail has been re..

£155.00

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 - 2 boys on an elephant

Heyde - 2 boys on an elephant

Heyde "Nippes" 2 Boys on an elephant.  Overall height, at highest point of the front boy, is 60..

£145.00

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

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 and Company - Speed Skater

John Hill and Company - Speed Skater

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

£75.00

KAYRON - Boxed Horse and Plough - No. 504

KAYRON - Boxed Horse and Plough - No. 504

KAYRON - Boxed Horse and Plough - No. 504. The figures are in good original condition in the origina..

£135.00

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