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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Richard Courtenay - Mary Queen of Scots

Richard Courtenay - Mary Queen of Scots

Richard Courtenay - Mary Queen of Scots.  Original lead figure. Probably post WW2 manufacture. ..

£145.00

Russell Manufacturing  Co.,B. - Box Set - Soldiers of the British Empire - 1st Batt. Cameron Highlanders

Russell Manufacturing Co.,B. - Box Set - Soldiers of the British Empire - 1st Batt. Cameron Highlanders

SOLD    Russell Manufacturing  Co.,B. Box Set - Soldiers of the British Empire - 1st ..

£175.00

Russell Manufacturing - 5 British Line Infantry in Colonial helmets

Russell Manufacturing - 5 British Line Infantry in Colonial helmets

Russell Manufacturing - 5 British Line Infantry in Colonial helmets. Very good original condition.&n..

£65.00

Sacul - large Walt Disney - Goofy

Sacul - large Walt Disney - Goofy

 Sacul - Walt Disney - Goofy.  The ears have been replaced, otherwise in very good, origin..

£95.00

Stoddart - very rare Child in a bathing costume

Stoddart - very rare Child in a bathing costume

SOLD    Stoddart - Child in a bathing costume.  Standard figure that turns up regular..

£45.00

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

Timpo - Set of Circus Clown Musicians

Timpo - Set of Circus Clown Musicians

Timpo - complete set of 4 Circus Clown Musicians. Very good original condition. ..

£175.00

Timpo -Circus Equestrienne on Horse

Timpo -Circus Equestrienne on Horse

Timpo - Circus Equestrienne. The leg pin has been replaced, otherwise very good original condition.&..

£110.00

Timpo Icky from Captain Marvel

Timpo Icky from Captain Marvel

Icky.  Good original condition with only minor wear. Please see photographs...

£85.00

William Feix USA - Japanese troops

William Feix USA - Japanese troops

SOLD    William Feix USA - Japanese troops. 4 replaced rifle ends, otherwise good original..

£150.00

William Feix USA - Russian Troops. 10pcs

William Feix USA - Russian Troops. 10pcs

SOLD   William Feix USA - Russian Troops. 6 replaced rifle ends, 2 replaced heads.  O..

£175.00

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