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

Product Compare (0)


Britains -  Boxed 4.7 Naval Gun, No. 1264. Late 1930s version

Britains - Boxed 4.7 Naval Gun, No. 1264. Late 1930s version

Britains - Boxed 4.7 Naval Gun, No. 1264.  Late 1930s version. Complete with wooden shells. Goo..

£75.00

Britains -  Military Policeman from set 1 R.

Britains - Military Policeman from set 1 R.

Britains -  Military Policeman from set 1 R.  Casting hole / fault to front waist, otherwi..

£95.00

Britains -  No. 587 - Village Idiot (green) VGC

Britains - No. 587 - Village Idiot (green) VGC

SOLD Britains -  No. 587 - Village Idiot in green.  Pre-War Issue.  Very good complet..

£0.00

Britains - rare last version Boxed 1433 Army Covered Tender - Caterpillar Type, No.1433

Britains - rare last version Boxed 1433 Army Covered Tender - Caterpillar Type, No.1433

Britains - Boxed Army Covered Lorry - Caterpillar Type, No.1433. Rare last version with split screen..

£165.00

Britains - Set 1R Lady Railway Passenger with umbrella (Light Blue)

Britains - Set 1R Lady Railway Passenger with umbrella (Light Blue)

Britains -  Set 1R Lady Railway Passenger with umbrella (Light Blue).  Very good complete ..

£75.00

Britains - Set 1R Lady Railway Passenger with umbrella (Navy Blue)

Britains - Set 1R Lady Railway Passenger with umbrella (Navy Blue)

Britains - Set 1R Lady Railway Passenger with umbrella (Navy Blue).  Very good complete an..

£75.00

Britains - Set 1R Man with Pipe No.1165 with Factory mistake incorrect arm

Britains - Set 1R Man with Pipe No.1165 with Factory mistake incorrect arm

Britains - Man with Pipe No.1165 with Factory mistake incorrect arm. Very good complete and ori..

£165.00

Britains 4 wheel Farm Waggon No. 5F in uncommon cream colour

Britains 4 wheel Farm Waggon No. 5F in uncommon cream colour

SOLD Britains Farm Waggon No. 5F in uncommon cream colour. Rear gate is a replacement.    ..

£0.00

Britains boxed set 39a Royal Artillery - Active Service Dress 1920s version

Britains boxed set 39a Royal Artillery - Active Service Dress 1920s version

SOLD   Britains boxed set 39a Royal Artillery - Active Service Dress 1920s version. Replac..

£325.00

Britains Boxed Set No.320 - Royal Army Medical Corps

Britains Boxed Set No.320 - Royal Army Medical Corps

Britains Boxed Set No.320 - Royal Army Medical Corps. Box is missing insert, lid has 1 split to side..

£285.00

Britains Garden Ornaments - Red Breasted Finch Feeding

Britains Garden Ornaments - Red Breasted Finch Feeding

SOLD Britains Garden Ornaments - Large Scale - Red Breasted Finch Feeding. Very good original condit..

£125.00

Charbens - Boxed Delivery Horse and Van. Post WW2 diecast

Charbens - Boxed Delivery Horse and Van. Post WW2 diecast

Charbens - Boxed Delivery Horse and Van. Post WW2 diecast.  Back doors have been replaced. ..

£115.00

Crescent - solid copy - Godilocks

Crescent - solid copy - Godilocks

 Crescent - solid copy - Godilocks..

£24.99

Crescent Toys 74mm high Fireman

Crescent Toys 74mm high Fireman

Crescent Toys 74mm high Fireman. Slight paint loss, overall good original condition..

£75.00

F. Kew and Co. 100mm Felix the Cat

F. Kew and Co. 100mm Felix the Cat

Pre WW2 only large Felix the Cat by F. Kew and Co. 100mm high.  Bottom half of tail has been re..

£155.00

Showing 1 to 15 of 49 (4 Pages)