Mauviel Copper Collection - Help!
Hi everyone. I have an extensive Mauviel Copper collection that I need to sell but I am unsure where or how to best do it. We are moving back east w/in the next few months and I don't have time to sell it on Ebay and Craigslist petrifies me w/ all the scammers. It's an amazing, beautiful collection and breaks my heart to part with, but it's got to be done. Could anyone suggest where I might go or who I could approach, or would anyone be interested in purchasing for that matter. I paid over $15,000 for all of it and 90% of it is still new. I'd sell at a good price, I just need to find a home for them.
Thanks so much for any help!
I am a local collector of copperwares, and might be able to help you.
I think eBay is really the only realistic way to maximize your return on sale. To do that, you will need to sell the pieces separately. Selling the set as a set, or consigning therm somewhere, would lose you a lot of money. The name Mauviel still commands pretty high prices on eBay, especially if your pieces are 2.5mm and above in thickness, and doubly so if the pieces are new. Do you have many specialty pieces, e.g., steamers, roasters, turbotiers, etc.?
I am not in the market to buy for myself right now, but would be happy to help you with suggested prices and selling straegies. You can reach me at email@example.com.
Hope this helps,
Hi and thank you for the response. I have a TON of specialty pieces and most are the 2.5mm. I have things like the huge 54 qt pot, a 20inch paella, hammered bowls, a 20 inch roaster.... etc. I'll email you some pictures and again, would greatly appreciate any ideas. I know ebay would be the way to go, I just don't have the time because I have 2 little children and am trying to pack the house up. I would be willing to take a bit of a financial hit to place them just because of my time constraints and I won't have the means to either store, or use them any time soon. If someone had the time to sell them individually on ebay it would be a great opportunity I'd think to make a good return. I'll email you in a min. Thnx again.