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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Richard Courtenay - Sir Oliver Clisson

Richard Courtenay - Sir Oliver Clisson

Richard Courtenay - Sir Oliver Clisson.  1st Version Garter Knight.  Move-able right arm. ..

£175.00

Richard Courtenay No. 17 - Ralph Lord Basset K.G.

Richard Courtenay No. 17 - Ralph Lord Basset K.G.

Richard Courtenay - Ralph Lord Basset K.G..  Move-able right arm. Very good original and comple..

£175.00

Richard Courtenay No. 17 - Sir John Mohun

Richard Courtenay No. 17 - Sir John Mohun

Richard Courtenay - Sir John Mohun.   Move-able right arm. Very good original and complete..

£175.00

Sacul - Looby Loo  (From Andy Pany Set)

Sacul - Looby Loo (From Andy Pany Set)

Sacul - Looby Loo  (From Andy Pany Set).  Good Complete condition, but figure leans forwar..

£45.00

Stadden, Charles - Napoleonic - Guard Chasseur 1812

Stadden, Charles - Napoleonic - Guard Chasseur 1812

Charles Stadden - Napoleonic - Guard Chasseur 1812.  Factory painted and signed  Very good..

£65.00

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

Tiffany Figures Sci-Fi - Dead GI

Tiffany Figures Sci-Fi - Dead GI

 Tiffany - Dead GI.   The figure is in good, original complete condition. Please see ..

£35.00

Timpo - Hopalong Cassidy Series - Boxed Set No. 218

Timpo - Hopalong Cassidy Series - Boxed Set No. 218

Timpo - Hopalong Cassidy Series - Boxed Set No. 218.  Mounted figures of Hopalong, California a..

£325.00

Timpo - Mounted Crusader

Timpo - Mounted Crusader

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

£40.00

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