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 & Co - Spaceman with Red Airline

John Hill & Co - Spaceman with Red Airline

  John Hill & Co - Spaceman with Red Airline.   The figure is in complete an..

£45.00

John Hill & Co - Witch and Cauldron on fire

John Hill & Co - Witch and Cauldron on fire

 John Hill & Co - Witch and Cauldron on fire.  Rare complete 3 piece set version. Very..

£185.00

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

Lucotte - Japanese Infantry

Lucotte - Japanese Infantry

Lucotte circa 1905 - Japanese Infantry, comprising: Flag bearer, officer, 5 marching with rifles and..

£1,250.00

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 France Joan d'Arc

Mignot France Joan d'Arc

Mignot France Joan d'Arc. Standard Mignot lead 54mm figure (slightly smaller than 54mm because she w..

£65.00

RACO - 1934-39 - Little Red Riding Hood

RACO - 1934-39 - Little Red Riding Hood

RACO - 1934-39 - Little Red Riding Hood. Figure is complete and in original condition...

£45.00

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 - Cardinal Wolsey

Richard Courtenay - Cardinal Wolsey

Richard Courtenay - Cardinal Wolsey. A good original figure with only minor wear...

£65.00

Richard Courtenay - Henry VIII & 6 Wives

Richard Courtenay - Henry VIII & 6 Wives

Richard Courtenay - Henry VIII & 6 Wives.  A complete set in good original condition with o..

£295.00

Richard Courtenay - Mounted Knight in Eton College Heraldry

Richard Courtenay - Mounted Knight in Eton College Heraldry

Richard Courtenay - Mounted Knight. This was a special commission to depict Eton College Heraldry.&n..

£325.00

Richard Courtenay - Mounted Tournament Knight - Sir John Chandos K.G.

Richard Courtenay - Mounted Tournament Knight - Sir John Chandos K.G.

Richard Courtenay - Mounted Tournament Knight - Sir John Chandos K.G.  Complete and original co..

£445.00

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

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