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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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

Hanks Brothers - 4 Highlanders

Hanks Brothers - 4 Highlanders

Hanks Brothers - 4 Highlanders. Produced circa 1916. All figures have replaced hands with rifle and ..

£85.00

Heyde - Arab Teacher with 'chalk' and pointer. 108mm high

Heyde - Arab Teacher with 'chalk' and pointer. 108mm high

 Heyde - Arab Teacher with 'chalk' and pointer. 108mm high.  The figure is in very good or..

£125.00

Heyde - large (137mm) hollow lead Donkey

Heyde - large (137mm) hollow lead Donkey

Heyde - Donkey.  137mm high to the tip of it's ears.  Hollow lead, which is very unusual, ..

£75.00

Heyde ? - Windmill. 21.2cm high.

Heyde ? - Windmill. 21.2cm high.

Heyde - Windmill.  This looks like a Heyde piece, but the wire seems too thick for Heyde, so pr..

£95.00

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 trinket - Arab Figure Smoking a Pipe, Riding a Donkey. 73mm high

Heyde trinket - Arab Figure Smoking a Pipe, Riding a Donkey. 73mm high

Heyde trinket - Arab Figure Smoking a Pipe, Riding a Donkey, 73mm high.  Missing the end of the..

£40.00

Heyde trinket - Arab Warrior Figure Crawling

Heyde trinket - Arab Warrior Figure Crawling

 Heyde trinket - Arab Figure Crawling. 60mm figure scale figure   Missing its jezail,..

£40.00

Heyde trinket - Arab Woman Riding a Donkey.  66mm high

Heyde trinket - Arab Woman Riding a Donkey. 66mm high

Heyde trinket - Arab Woman, Riding a Donkey. 66mm high. Very good original condition.   Pl..

£65.00

Heyde trinket - Cat Nodder, Playing Tennis. 80mm high

Heyde trinket - Cat Nodder, Playing Tennis. 80mm high

Heyde trinket - Cat Nodder, Playing Tennis in very good original condition.  80mm high Please s..

£135.00

Heyde trinket - Cat Nodder, Smoking a Pipe. 73mm high

Heyde trinket - Cat Nodder, Smoking a Pipe. 73mm high

Heyde trinket - Cat Nodder, Smoking a Pipe in good original condition.   Please see photog..

£125.00

Heyde trinket - Girl on Roller Skates 88mm high

Heyde trinket - Girl on Roller Skates 88mm high

Heyde trinket - Girl on Roller Skates.  There is an historic repair to the ankle, where it meet..

£145.00

Heyde trinket - Nodding Cat playing a French Horn

Heyde trinket - Nodding Cat playing a French Horn

Heyde Nodding Cat in very good, original condition.  47mm high. Please see photographs...

£75.00

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

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