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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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

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 ..

£850.00

Haffner Germany - Mounted British Life Guards. 70mm figures. 9 pcs

Haffner Germany - Mounted British Life Guards. 70mm figures. 9 pcs

Haffner Germany - Mounted British Life Guards. 70mm figures.  5 replaced swords, 3 replaced tai..

£800.00

Henrichsen pre WW1 manufacture Boxed Set of Russian Infantry Flats

Henrichsen pre WW1 manufacture Boxed Set of Russian Infantry Flats

Henrichsen pre WW1 manufacture Boxed Set of Russian Infantry Flats. Figures in very good original co..

£75.00

Heyde Germany - Arab Nodder Water Carrier

Heyde Germany - Arab Nodder Water Carrier

Heyde Germany, Arab Nodder Water Carrier. 12cm high.  Very good original condition with only mi..

£125.00

Heyde Germany 162mm high Arab Woman Water Carrier

Heyde Germany 162mm high Arab Woman Water Carrier

Heyde Germany Arab Woman Water Carrier. 162mm high.  Very good original condition. Please see p..

£100.00

Heyde Germany 70mm scale mounted senior French Officer

Heyde Germany 70mm scale mounted senior French Officer

Heyde Germany 70mm scale mounted senior French Officer. (Overall height, without plume, 103mm). Rare..

£395.00

Heyde Germany Sitting Arab Boy. 4cm high

Heyde Germany Sitting Arab Boy. 4cm high

Heyde Germany Sitting Arab Boy. 4cm high. Complete but with some paint loss. ..

£35.00

Heyde large Nodding Cats Tea Party

Heyde large Nodding Cats Tea Party

SOLD    Heyde Nodding Cats Tea Party. Seated cats 73mm high.  Very good complete and ..

£0.00

Heyde Standing Arabs. 45mm high

Heyde Standing Arabs. 45mm high

 Heyde Standing Arabs. 45mm high.  Good complete and original condition..

£75.00

Heyde very large Algerian? Boy. Overall 158mm high

Heyde very large Algerian? Boy. Overall 158mm high

Heyde very large Algerian? Boy. Overall 158mm high Good original condition with only minor paint los..

£135.00

John Hill & Co Lake (253mm long)

John Hill & Co Lake (253mm long)

John Hill & Co Lake.  Good complete and original condition with only some minor paint loss...

£125.00

John Hill & Co. Johillco - Abyssinian Supply Train

John Hill & Co. Johillco - Abyssinian Supply Train

John Hill & Co. Johillco - Abyssinian Supply Train. Total of 13 pcs.  The original Hill gun..

£175.00

John Hill and Co - Mounted Life Guards. 10 pcs

John Hill and Co - Mounted Life Guards. 10 pcs

John Hill and Co - Mounted Life Guards.  Copies of Britains. Some very minor play wear only, an..

£95.00

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