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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Pixyland Kew John Bull figure

Pixyland Kew John Bull figure

Pixyland Kew John Bull figure. Complete though playworn, and very rare. ..

£135.00

PIXYLAND KEW Noah's Ark - Noah and Sarah with Animals. 19pcs

PIXYLAND KEW Noah's Ark - Noah and Sarah with Animals. 19pcs

SOLD PIXYLAND KEW - Noah and Sarah with Animals.  19pcs Moose is missing 1 leg, otherwise all s..

£165.00

Pixyland Kew Village 'Fool'

Pixyland Kew Village 'Fool'

Pixyland Kew Village 'Fool' . Complete figure, though with overpainting. These figures have been rec..

£65.00

Pixyland Quaffer with pint

Pixyland Quaffer with pint

Pixyland Quaffer with pint. Slightly playworn but complete with no damage..

£45.00

Possibly Heyde - Mounted Boer War Officer. 85mm high

Possibly Heyde - Mounted Boer War Officer. 85mm high

SOLD  Possibly Heyde - Mounted Boer War Officer. 85mm high.  It is likely that this figure..

£0.00

Richard Courtenay - Henry VIII & 6 Wives

Richard Courtenay - Henry VIII & 6 Wives

SOLD Richard Courtenay - Henry VIII & 6 Wives.  Original lead figures. Probably post WW2 ve..

£165.00

Taylor & Barrett Nippy Waitress

Taylor & Barrett Nippy Waitress

SOLD Taylor & Barrett Nippy Waitress. Missing tray, otherwise very good original condition. ..

£0.00

Taylor and Barrett complete Gas Warfare Team c/w pumps etc

Taylor and Barrett complete Gas Warfare Team c/w pumps etc

Taylor and Barrett complete Gas Warfare Team c/w pumps etc.  Hose is replacement made from a bi..

£165.00

TIMPO boxed set Life Guards at attention.

TIMPO boxed set Life Guards at attention.

TIMPO Life Guards. Box is complete with labels but has historic tape to the endges. The figure are i..

£115.00

TIMPO diecast farm Horse and Cart

TIMPO diecast farm Horse and Cart

 TIMPO Horse and Cart. Unmarked, early version. Good condition with only the usual marks to sid..

£75.00

Unusual 6cm high lead Bird - Heyde  ?

Unusual 6cm high lead Bird - Heyde ?

Unusual 6cm high lead Bird - Heyde  ? Unmarked. The figure is in good original condition with o..

£50.00

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