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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Auger France French Infantry Flag Bearer (1 of 4)

Auger France French Infantry Flag Bearer (1 of 4)

Auger France French Infantry Flag Bearer (1 of 4).  Very good original condition with only mino..

£135.00

Auger France French Infantry Flag Bearer (2 of 4) - Jacobais Dominique 1795

Auger France French Infantry Flag Bearer (2 of 4) - Jacobais Dominique 1795

Auger France French Infantry Flag Bearer (2 of 4).  Very good original condition with only mino..

£135.00

Auger France French Infantry Flag Bearer (3 of 4) - Ste. Marguerite 1790

Auger France French Infantry Flag Bearer (3 of 4) - Ste. Marguerite 1790

Auger France French Infantry Flag Bearer (1 of 4).  Ste. Marguerite 1790. Very ..

£135.00

Auger France French Infantry Flag Bearer (4 of 4) - Popincourt

Auger France French Infantry Flag Bearer (4 of 4) - Popincourt

Auger France French Infantry Flag Bearer (4 of 4). Popincourt.  Very good original condition w..

£135.00

Britains  'Soldier That Shoots'

Britains 'Soldier That Shoots'

Britains  'Soldier That Shoots'. Playworn and missing it's spring, but complete. ..

£75.00

Britains - Lambeth Walk Dancing Couple

Britains - Lambeth Walk Dancing Couple

Britains -  Lambeth Walk Dancing Couple. Pre WW2 only. Said to be inspired by the London musica..

£325.00

Britains 1930s version Motorcycle

Britains 1930s version Motorcycle

Britains 1930s version Motorcycle. Good condition with only minor playwear. ..

£39.00

Britains boxed Mobile Anti-Tank Set No.2174

Britains boxed Mobile Anti-Tank Set No.2174

Britains - Mobile Anti-Tank Set No.2174. The model is in very good, original condition in its origin..

£175.00

Britains boxed No.1522 Anti Aircraft Gun

Britains boxed No.1522 Anti Aircraft Gun

Britains boxed 1522 Anti Aircraft Gun. 1 clip missing from underneath, but gun is stable and fixed t..

£335.00

Britains boxed Set 1518 Waterloo Infantry with Officer. Rare paint version

Britains boxed Set 1518 Waterloo Infantry with Officer. Rare paint version

 Britains boxed Set 1518 Waterloo Infantry with Officer. Rare paint version of dark blue trouse..

£245.00

Britains boxed Set No. 123 - Bikanir Camel Corps. 1901 version

Britains boxed Set No. 123 - Bikanir Camel Corps. 1901 version

Britains boxed Set No. 123 - Bikanir Camel Corps. 1901 version. 1 repaired rifle, otherwise good ori..

£165.00

Britains boxed Set No. 16 - The Buffs East Kent Regiment

Britains boxed Set No. 16 - The Buffs East Kent Regiment

Britains Set No. 16 - The Buffs East Kent Regiment. 1920s version.  Boxed set,  initi..

£125.00

Britains boxed Set No. 212 The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)

Britains boxed Set No. 212 The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)

Britains Set No. 212 The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)   Boxed set,  2 hackles mis..

£145.00

Britains boxed Set No. 33 - The 16th/5th Lancers

Britains boxed Set No. 33 - The 16th/5th Lancers

 Britains Set No. 33 - The 16th/5th Lancers.   1933 - 38 version. Boxed set complete ..

£165.00

Britains boxed Set No.115 - The Egyptian Cavalry. 1925 version

Britains boxed Set No.115 - The Egyptian Cavalry. 1925 version

Britains Set No.115 - The Egyptian Cavalry.  Boxed set complete of 5 figures, including the off..

£135.00

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