I've been looking at pots on eBay and other web sites: Descoware, Cousances, Dru Holland, Dansk Kobenstyle (not sure if this one is cast iron or steel) and early LC. Many of the items I've seen have taken a beating, but some appear to be in really good shape for their age. If you are familiar with any of these lines, I'd like to hear what you think about them, particularly Descoware and Cousances, but also the others. I know that Julia Child thought highly of Descoware and supposedly preferred it to LC. The prices certainly are tempting vs. buying new LC or Staub.