About

Lilliput World is the online place to buy vintage lead and diecast miniatures including Britains lead figures, animals and gardens and collectable lead miniatures from the likes of Johillco, Taylor & Barrett, Charbens, Sacul, Timpo and Phillip Segal.

We fell in love with the idea of all things civilian lead miniature a few years ago and that’s when the idea of Lilliput World was formed. The next task was to scour the country for suitable stock to offer to discerning collectors, such as you.

The process of identifying, describing and photographing the items is a long one but it really helps us to develop our knowledge of all things vintage lead. We owe a debt of gratitude to the reference works by the likes of Norman Joplin, Philip Dean, Arnold Rolan and Joe Kunzelmann. But none of us is perfect, so, if you have any more information or disagree with a listing, please feel free to contact us; we’re always willing to keep learning.

We have a constantly changing stock of Britains civilian lead figures, animals and gardens as well as John Hill (Johillco), Taylor & Barrett, Charbens, Sacul, Timpo and Phillip Segal lead hollowcast miniatures, that were popular in the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. We also like to offer hard to find rare and boxed items. As these are in great demand, please join our mailing list so that we can tell you about new stock as soon as it arrives. 

Kindly note that all items offered for sale on this website are collectables for adults; they are not toys and definitely not suitable for children. We are always interested to be offered good quality, particularly boxed, civilian items to buy.