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 very large lead British Guardsman

Noris Germany very large lead British Guardsman

SOLD Noris Germany very large lead British Guardsman. Figure is 120mm not including busby. Bayonet h..

£0.00

Palomeque ? Spain mounted lead Cuirassiers 60mm figures

Palomeque ? Spain mounted lead Cuirassiers 60mm figures

Palomeque ? Spain or Antisana Italy ? mounted lead Cuirassiers. Height to top of helmets (not includ..

£125.00

Pixyland - RARE lead pre WW2 only Chimney Sweep

Pixyland - RARE lead pre WW2 only Chimney Sweep

Pixyland - RARE Chimney Sweep.  Good complete and all - original condition with only minor pain..

£95.00

Pixyland Nippy Waitress.

Pixyland Nippy Waitress.

Pixyland Nippy Waitress. Very good original condition, NOT one of the recast examples recently sold ..

£95.00

Pixyland Quaffer with pint

Pixyland Quaffer with pint

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

£45.00

Russell Manufacturing Co Pre WW1 Footballers. 20 pcs

Russell Manufacturing Co Pre WW1 Footballers. 20 pcs

SOLD Russell Manufacturing Co Pre WW1 Footballers. A few limbs missing. 1 with damaged back. More th..

£0.00

Sacul Andy Pandy Set comprising Andy, Looby Loo and Teddy

Sacul Andy Pandy Set comprising Andy, Looby Loo and Teddy

Andy has a small bash in it's chest and a mark on it's back, otherwise all 3 are in good original co..

£145.00

Sacul Bill or Ben Flower Pot Man

Sacul Bill or Ben Flower Pot Man

Sacul Bill or Ben Flower Pot Man. 85mm figure. Very good original condition with only minor wear..

£65.00

Salco Disney Donald Duck Pencil Sharpener

Salco Disney Donald Duck Pencil Sharpener

Salco Disney Donald Duck Pencil Sharpener. Very good original condition with only minor wear..

£95.00

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 Boxed Set No. 240 - Hopalong Cassidy (Western Series)

Timpo Boxed Set No. 240 - Hopalong Cassidy (Western Series)

Timpo Boxed Set No. 240 - Hopalong Cassidy (Western Series). Figures loose in box, but in good origi..

£425.00

Very unusual German hollow cast British Fusiliers ? 1/32 scale Haffner ?

Very unusual German hollow cast British Fusiliers ? 1/32 scale Haffner ?

German hollow cast British Fusiliers ? 1/32 scale compatible with Britains.  Possibly by Haffne..

£345.00

Very unusual German hollow cast British Line Infantry 1/32 scale Haffner ? 15 figures

Very unusual German hollow cast British Line Infantry 1/32 scale Haffner ? 15 figures

Very unusual German hollow cast British Line Infantry 1/32 scale Haffner ? 15 figures. 2 Standing an..

£475.00

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