Hi.. I have been studying about copper pans. Reading a lot here and deciding what to buy. Pretty much decided on only looking for 2.5mm or greater and hand hammered if I can afford them. A few days ago bought a couple of smaller Mauviel hammered pans on ebay. They are 2.5 mm i think and look to be in great condition, tin lined. I've been watching the auctions a lot and learning prices, styles, retailers, manufactures, etc.. Well last night I did a search and a strange auction popped up. Not very good photos and just didn't look right, but it did catch my eye and I started to study it. It just seemed to be too good. Terrible descriptions and not much info. Looked to me like 4 pans of good quality diam from 6.5 - 10" and heights, 2.5 - 5" all with lids. The photos were too small and just had a hard time understanding what was even for sale. The more I studied the auction though, it was beginning to look like a really really good buy. I couldn't understand why no one had bid yet though. It might have been a one day auction. The seller seems to sell only clothes really for the most part... Well even longer story short, I ended up buying the pans for the BIN price of $299 including free shipping. I estimate the shipping alone from PA will be $50-70.
I know there are some experts here and hope they can chime in on who they think the manufacture and retailer might have been. From what I've learned so far I'm guessing Mauviel and dehillerin. With the lids it seems these would cost over $1000- $1300 new. The photos were small, but they look to be in maybe almost unused and likely 2 - 2.5 mm.
What do you all think? Give me some good news I hope. I got shipping info today, so I guess it is going down, what ever I will be getting! Ebay 310869315984