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Jun 8, 2011 10:33 AM

LC dating help

I have a whole lot of descoware and LC. While I was easily able to find out the ages of my Descoware cookware, I've had problems finding information on dating my LC collection

. I have bought almost all of my LC from Ebay, Goodwill and thrift stores. Because of that most of my LC is pretty old. I only have one piece that is new a 3 quart dutch oven in Cherry.

I have no idea how old any of my items are. Can't find a real collectors guide online! So if anyone can help that would be nice. I put the inside colors because I have a feeling they changed them during the years.

I have a set old wooden handle sauce pans that are tan all over even the inside-sizes are 14, 18 and 22.
Volcanic gratan pans-various sizes all white inside.
yellow gratan pan-white inside
A chocolate brown B dutch oven
A dark blue B dutch oven
Dark blue C dutch oven
solid light blue 22 Heritage dutch oven-the same size as B white inside
solid dark green 22 Heritage dutch oven same size as B white inside
solid Light blue 18 Heritage dutch oven white inside
flame 14 Heritage dutch oven-so cute! white inside
white 22 Heritage oval dutch oven white inside
Flame 26 Heritage oval dutch oven same inside lining as now
volcanic combo pan, white inside marked 18
volcanic combo pan white inside marked 22

I also have yellow and flame fry pans of various sizes-with gray interior.

So if anyone can help me or guide me to a webpage I would be grateful!
thanks so much

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  1. You know when I read the title of your post I didn't know what to think. If only we could get them to date, and mate in the confines of a dark cupboard and make more LC. Look at all the new colors we would be able to create...:-).

    3 Replies
    1. re: blondelle

      LOL I didn't realize I had titled my post wrongly. It would be *very* interesting to see the colors! :)

      1. re: blondelle

        I thought maybe the poster was wanting to date LC him/herself ... the ultimate strong/silent type. Or looking for hints like, How do you get LC to open up ... just take the lid off ;)

        The wooden handles + color were current in the early 2000s ... noticed these recently when clearing out magazines in an early 2000s Martha Stewart Weddings. I think it was an editorial photo ...

        1. re: foiegras

          I know I got the wooden handles about 1987 at a garage sale. So the 14, 18 and 22 are the 'old' numbers. The 22 is about two quarts. The tan is inside and outside. So it looks different then other LC pieces I have.

      2. Here's a not very complete guide to the colors:

        And something else from eBay called a buying or selling guide for used Le Creuset:

        And one about the sizes:

        I haven't examined these completely, and don't know how correct any of them is.