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 - No.58F - New Model Tree

Britains - No.58F - New Model Tree

Britains - No.58F - Boxed 'New Model Tree'.  Very good complete and original condition with onl..

£65.00

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

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

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

£125.00

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

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

Charbens Boy Scout Go Kart

Charbens Boy Scout Go Kart

Charbens Boy Scout Go Kart. Complete and all original, 1 figure in fair condition, the other and the..

£125.00

Crescent - solid copy - Godilocks

Crescent - solid copy - Godilocks

 Crescent - solid copy - Godilocks..

£24.99

Crescent Boxed Medieval Set

Crescent Boxed Medieval Set

Crescent Boxed Medieval Set. Very good complete and original condition, in original box. ..

£85.00

Crescent Boxed Set - No.1540 - Medical Set

Crescent Boxed Set - No.1540 - Medical Set

Crescent Boxed Set - No.1540 - Medical Set. Very good complete and original condition, in original b..

£115.00

Crescent Set No. 700 - Royal Engineers Field Telephone set

Crescent Set No. 700 - Royal Engineers Field Telephone set

Crescent Set No. 700 - Royal Engineers Field Telephone. This seems all to be in very good original c..

£135.00

Crescent Set No. 702 - Sound Locator Unit

Crescent Set No. 702 - Sound Locator Unit

Crescent Set No. 702 - Sound Locator Unit. Very good complete and original condition, in original bo..

£95.00

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

F.G.Taylor & Sons - boxed Set No. 811 Chariot Set

F.G.Taylor & Sons - boxed Set No. 811 Chariot Set

F.G.Taylor & Sons, Boxed Set 811 - Roman Chariot. Charioteer has a small repair to whip, where i..

£145.00

F.Kew and Company - "Quenchie's N'Ice" milk shake advertisement

F.Kew and Company - "Quenchie's N'Ice" milk shake advertisement

A RARE figure.  F.Kew and Company - "Quenchie's N'Ice" milk shake advertisement. Some paint los..

£245.00

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