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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Charbens - Boxed Delivery Van with Horse and Man, No.7

Charbens - Boxed Delivery Van with Horse and Man, No.7

SOLD Charbens - Boxed Delivery Van with Horse and Man, No.7. Post WW2 diecast. Complete with roundsm..

£0.00

Charbens boxed (Gypsy) Caravan

Charbens boxed (Gypsy) Caravan

Boxed Caravan in good, original condition. Just the caravan, no horse, gypsies or accessories. ..

£155.00

Charbens Clown Climbing Ladder with very rare correct Bucket of Water

Charbens Clown Climbing Ladder with very rare correct Bucket of Water

 SOLD    Charbens, Clown Climbing Ladder with Bucket of Water.  Just about every..

£145.00

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

Dinky Painters, carrying a Britains Ripolin Ladder

Dinky Painters, carrying a Britains Ripolin Ladder

Dinky Painters, carrying a Britains Ripolin Ladder.  All in very good original condition..

£80.00

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

Frederick Ping - Serving Girl

Frederick Ping - Serving Girl

Ping - Serving Girl.  Some slight paint loss, otherwise good, original condition. Please view p..

£115.00

French made lead Arab scene. 11pcs

French made lead Arab scene. 11pcs

French made lead Arab scene, unknown French maker, possibly Henri Roger ? With 2 Hill camels, 2 Brit..

£215.00

Georg Heyde - 74mm high Marching Scottish Troops, 20pcs

Georg Heyde - 74mm high Marching Scottish Troops, 20pcs

 Heyde -  20 Marching Scottish Troops. Look like Black Watch (Red hackle), but no obvious ..

£1,250.00

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