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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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

Miss Kitty White (Felix's girlfriend). 70mm

Miss Kitty White (Felix's girlfriend). 70mm

Miss Kitty White (Felix's girlfriend), as a black cat with an orange skirt. Very rare figure. Almost..

£345.00

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

REKA - 5 Guards

REKA - 5 Guards

REKA - 5 Guards . These were produced between 1908 and 1932.  One figure has a replacement arm,..

£100.00

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

Timpo - Mounted Crusader

Timpo - Mounted Crusader

Timpo Mounted Crusader, catalogue no. K.N.61.  A Knights in armour series, depicting knights fr..

£40.00

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 lead boxed set U.S. Army Motorcyclist

Timpo lead boxed set U.S. Army Motorcyclist

Timpo U.S. Army Motorcyclist. The model is boxed and complete. The model has had 1 handle repaired, ..

£110.00

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