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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Mignot Gerbeau period French Dragoons - Heavy Cavalry

Mignot Gerbeau period French Dragoons - Heavy Cavalry

Mignot Gerbeau period French Dragoons - Heavy Cavalry. 4 pcs very good original condition. &nbs..

£265.00

Moultoy Wales - Circus Drunk in top hat and tails

Moultoy Wales - Circus Drunk in top hat and tails

Moultoy Wales - Circus Drunk in top hat and tails. Playworn but complete with no damage.  rare ..

£75.00

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 - Rowing Club Lapel Badges

Pixyland - Rowing Club Lapel Badges

SOLD    Pixyland - Rowing Club Lapel Badges.  Each is 47mm long. One badge is complet..

£35.00

Pixyland Kew - lead Game Pieces - 5 Ships

Pixyland Kew - lead Game Pieces - 5 Ships

Pixyland - lead Game Pieces - 5 Ships.  1 ship missing part of 1 mast, otherwise all 5 ships ar..

£65.00

Pixyland Nippy Waitress.

Pixyland Nippy Waitress.

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

£95.00

Pixyland Oil Cart

Pixyland Oil Cart

Pixyland Oil Cart in very good, original and complete condition.  Please see photographs...

£65.00

Pixyland Quaffer with pint

Pixyland Quaffer with pint

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

£45.00

Pixyland Rare 'Lopped' or dead Tree

Pixyland Rare 'Lopped' or dead Tree

SOLD     Pixyland Rare 'Lopped' or dead Tree. Very good original condition..

£0.00

Rare F G Taylor Miniature Models Boxed Set No 600 - Grenadiers Marching

Rare F G Taylor Miniature Models Boxed Set No 600 - Grenadiers Marching

Rare F G Taylor Miniature Models Boxed Set No 600 - Grenadiers Marching.  1 short rifle and 1 o..

£125.00

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 & Barrett boxed Chariot Set No. 811

Taylor & Barrett boxed Chariot Set No. 811

Taylor & Barrett boxed Chariot Set No. 811. Post WW2 lead.  Some paint loss to horse legs a..

£125.00

Taylor and Barrett - Womens ATS Marching Wearing an Overcoat

Taylor and Barrett - Womens ATS Marching Wearing an Overcoat

Taylor and Barrett - Womens ATS Marching Wearing an Overcoat. Play worn but in complete and original..

£0.00

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