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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Taylor & Barrett boxed Chariot Set No. 811

Taylor & Barrett boxed Chariot Set No. 811

Taylor & Barrett boxed Chariot Set No. 811. Post WW2 lead.  Some paint loss to horse legs a..

£125.00

Taylor & Barrett Nippy Waitress

Taylor & Barrett Nippy Waitress

Taylor & Barrett Nippy Waitress. Missing tray, otherwise very good original condition. ..

£50.00

Taylor and Barrett complete Gas Warfare Team c/w pumps etc

Taylor and Barrett complete Gas Warfare Team c/w pumps etc

Taylor and Barrett complete Gas Warfare Team c/w pumps etc.  Hose is replacement made from a bi..

£165.00

Unusual large (52mm high) French Radio Operator Sitting on a Grenade Box

Unusual large (52mm high) French Radio Operator Sitting on a Grenade Box

SOLD French Radio Operator Sitting on a Grenade Box. No makers mark.  Slightly playworn only, w..

£45.00

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