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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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 -  Boxed Army Covered Lorry - Caterpillar Type, No.1433

Britains - Boxed Army Covered Lorry - Caterpillar Type, No.1433

Britains - Boxed Army Covered Lorry - Caterpillar Type, No.1433  Just post WW2 version. Good co..

£125.00

Britains -  No. 179 - Automobile Scouts - A.A. Walking

Britains - No. 179 - Automobile Scouts - A.A. Walking

Britains -  No. 179 - Automobile Scouts - A.A. Walking.  Pre-War Issue.  Good complet..

£55.00

Britains -  No. 180 - Automobile Scouts - A.A. Saluting

Britains - No. 180 - Automobile Scouts - A.A. Saluting

Britains -  No. 180 - Automobile Scouts - A.A. Saluting.  Pre-War Issue.  Good comple..

£55.00

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

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

Britains -  No. 587 - Village Idiot in green.  Pre-War Issue.  Very good complete and..

£125.00

Britains -  No. 587 - Village Idiot (white)

Britains - No. 587 - Village Idiot (white)

Britains -  No. 587 - Village Idiot in white.  Pre-War Issue.  Complete and original ..

£75.00

Britains -  No. 607 - Girl Guide Mistress

Britains - No. 607 - Girl Guide Mistress

Britains -  No. 607 - Girl Guide.  Very good complete and original condition with only som..

£85.00

Britains -  No. 775 - Mounted Policeman

Britains - No. 775 - Mounted Policeman

SOLD   Britains -  No. 775 - Mounted Policeman.  Good complete and original cond..

£55.00

Britains -  No.562 - Golfer, Pre-War Issue (Brown)

Britains - No.562 - Golfer, Pre-War Issue (Brown)

Britains -  No.562 - Golfer, Pre-War Issue, complete with golf bag  Good complete and orig..

£75.00

Britains -  No.562 - Golfer, Pre-War Issue (Grey)

Britains - No.562 - Golfer, Pre-War Issue (Grey)

Britains -  No.562 - Golfer, Pre-War Issue, complete with golf bag  Good complete and orig..

£75.00

Britains -  RARE - No. 206B - Salvation Army Woman. Long dress version. VGC

Britains - RARE - No. 206B - Salvation Army Woman. Long dress version. VGC

SOLD Britains -  Salvation Army Woman, marching empty handed. First long dress version.  V..

£175.00

Britains -  Regulation Type - Howitzer Limber Boxed, No.1726

Britains - Regulation Type - Howitzer Limber Boxed, No.1726

Britains - Regulation Type - Howitzer Limber Boxed, No.1726. Just pre WW2 version.  Good comple..

£40.00

Britains -  St Johns Ambulance Officer

Britains - St Johns Ambulance Officer

Britains -  St Johns Ambulance officer, only originally available as part of a larger set. ..

£100.00

Britains - Lily Pond and Nymph Statue

Britains - Lily Pond and Nymph Statue

Britains -  Lily Pond and Nymph Statue.  Good complete and original condition with only so..

£50.00

Britains 21st Lancers from set 94. 6 Troopers. 1898 - 1900 version

Britains 21st Lancers from set 94. 6 Troopers. 1898 - 1900 version

SOLD   Britains 21st Lancers from set 94. 6 Troopers. 1898 - 1900 rocking horse version.&n..

£0.00

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