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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4 antique British made large (83mm) hollow lead British Soldiers

4 antique British made large (83mm) hollow lead British Soldiers

4 antique British made large (83mm) hollow lead British Soldiers. Unmarked.  Made of very thin ..

£75.00

Britains  'Soldier That Shoots'

Britains 'Soldier That Shoots'

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

£85.00

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

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

Britains 21st Lancers from set 94. 6 Troopers. 1898 - 1900 rocking horse version.  No officer o..

£275.00

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

Britains boxed set No.1335 - Pre WW2 6 wheel Army Lorry

Britains boxed set No.1335 - Pre WW2 6 wheel Army Lorry

Britains boxed set No.1335 - Pre WW2 6 wheel Army Lorry. Very good original condition with original ..

£165.00

Britains boxed set No.146 - The Army Service Corps. VGC

Britains boxed set No.146 - The Army Service Corps. VGC

Britains boxed set No.146 - The Army Service Corps. 1930s version. Very good original condition.&nbs..

£155.00

Britains boxed Set No.154 - Prussian Infantry of the Line. 1935 version

Britains boxed Set No.154 - Prussian Infantry of the Line. 1935 version

Britains Set No.154 - Prussian Infantry of the Line. 1935 version.  Complete boxed set of 8 fig..

£175.00

Britains boxed Set No.88 Seaforth Highlanders

Britains boxed Set No.88 Seaforth Highlanders

Britains boxed Set No.88 Seaforth Highlanders. Early 1930s version, still originally strung into Typ..

£265.00

Britains Boy Scout Signallers, boxed set No. 163

Britains Boy Scout Signallers, boxed set No. 163

Britains Boxed Set No. 163.  Boy Scout Signallers.  Post WW2 version. All tied into origin..

£295.00

Britains loose 2nd Dragoon Guards (The Queens Bays) from Set No. 44

Britains loose 2nd Dragoon Guards (The Queens Bays) from Set No. 44

Britains loose 2nd Dragoon Guards (The Queens Bays) from Set No. 44. With an incorrect ROAN box.&nbs..

£115.00

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