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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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

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

£37.00

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.

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

£465.00

Taylor  & Barrett - Window Cleaner with barrow, ladder and bucket 1927

Taylor & Barrett - Window Cleaner with barrow, ladder and bucket 1927

Taylor  & Barrett - Window Cleaner with barrow, ladder and bucket 1927Good box, with only m..

£199.00

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

Taylor and Barrett. Donkey-drawn Coster cart with fruit and vegetables

Taylor and Barrett. Donkey-drawn Coster cart with fruit and vegetables

Taylor and Barrett. Donkey-drawn Coster cart with fruit and vegetables. Box has lost most of its lab..

£115.00

Taylor and Barrett. Pre WW2 Donkey-drawn Coster cart with Aspidistras

Taylor and Barrett. Pre WW2 Donkey-drawn Coster cart with Aspidistras

Taylor and Barrett. Donkey-drawn Coster cart with Aspidistras.  Box has lost most of its label...

£115.00

Timpo lead boxed set 9012 U.S. Army Mortar Team

Timpo lead boxed set 9012 U.S. Army Mortar Team

Timpo U.S. Army Mortar Team. The model is boxed and complete. The figures are in near mint condition..

£95.00

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

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