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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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

John Hill and Company - "Dore" black and gold series souvenir - Scots Piper

John Hill and Company - "Dore" black and gold series souvenir - Scots Piper

John Hill and Company - "Dore" black and gold series souvenir - Scots Piper.  In very good, com..

£65.00

John Hill and Company - Speed Skater in light blue

John Hill and Company - Speed Skater in light blue

John Hill and Company - Speed Skater, blue.  Please review photographs for condition. Good comp..

£55.00

John Hill and Company - Speedway Rider (Blue)

John Hill and Company - Speedway Rider (Blue)

John Hill and Company - Speedway Rider (Blue). A rare figure in good, complete and original conditio..

£95.00

John Hill and Company - Speedway Rider (Red)

John Hill and Company - Speedway Rider (Red)

John Hill and Company - Speedway Rider (Red). A rare figure in good, complete and original condition..

£95.00

John Hill Co - boxed Street Gas Lamp

John Hill Co - boxed Street Gas Lamp

John Hill Co - Street Gas Lamp. Boxed and complete with Lamp, Cleaner and Ladder.  All in good,..

£125.00

Mignot Gerbeau period French Dragoons - Heavy Cavalry

Mignot Gerbeau period French Dragoons - Heavy Cavalry

Mignot Gerbeau period French Dragoons - Heavy Cavalry. 4 pcs very good original condition. &nbs..

£265.00

Moultoy Wales - Circus Drunk in top hat and tails

Moultoy Wales - Circus Drunk in top hat and tails

Moultoy Wales - Circus Drunk in top hat and tails. Playworn but complete with no damage.  rare ..

£75.00

Palomeque ? Spain mounted lead Cuirassiers 60mm figures

Palomeque ? Spain mounted lead Cuirassiers 60mm figures

Palomeque ? Spain or Antisana Italy ? mounted lead Cuirassiers. Height to top of helmets (not includ..

£125.00

Pixyland Kew - lead Game Pieces - 5 Ships

Pixyland Kew - lead Game Pieces - 5 Ships

Pixyland - lead Game Pieces - 5 Ships.  1 ship missing part of 1 mast, otherwise all 5 ships ar..

£65.00

Pixyland Nippy Waitress.

Pixyland Nippy Waitress.

Pixyland Nippy Waitress. Very good original condition, NOT one of the recast examples recently sold ..

£95.00

Pixyland Oil Cart

Pixyland Oil Cart

Pixyland Oil Cart in very good, original and complete condition.  Please see photographs...

£65.00

Pixyland Quaffer with pint

Pixyland Quaffer with pint

Pixyland Quaffer with pint. Slightly playworn but complete with no damage..

£45.00

Richard Courtenay - Henry VIII & 6 Wives

Richard Courtenay - Henry VIII & 6 Wives

Richard Courtenay - Henry VIII & 6 Wives.  Original lead figures. Probably post WW2 version..

£165.00

Richard Courtenay - King Charles I

Richard Courtenay - King Charles I

Richard Courtenay - King Charles I. Original lead figure.  Very good, original condition. Pleas..

£125.00

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