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Questionable “Gaillard Paris” items resurface

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This is a followup post on troubling activity on eBay.

Back in March I posted my investigation of a stamp appearing on certain items for sale on eBay and Etsy that I believe is a replica of an authentic Gaillard stamp. All of the items were listed for sale by a single seller. After I posted my opinion, those listings were altered to remove close-up photos of the questionable stamp, and then within a few days most of the items disappeared from the online marketplace.

I am sorry to say that as of this writing, three months after my initial post on this matter, every single item with the replica stamp has re-appeared on eBay and they are all still represented as Gaillard. (Even more discouraging, there appear to be additional items with the same replica stamp.) My position remains unchanged: I do not believe the stamp is genuine and therefore I do not believe the items are authentic Gaillard.

The table below lists the items currently posted for sale that appear to be the same items I identified in March 2020 with the questionable stamp. The links in the left column take you directly to the current listing on eBay; the links in the right column are to the item’s original set of listing photos including the close-up photos of the replica stamp. Again, those original close-up photos are still omitted from the current listings.

For more on why I believe this stamp to be inauthentic, please see my post from March, The misleading “Gaillard Paris” stamp.

June 2020 listingItem with questionable stamp
rare GAILLARD copper vintage saute FRENCH sauce pan 5″ 2mmItem 06
rare GAILLARD copper vintage saute FRENCH sauce pan 5 3/4″ 2mmItem 07
rare GAILLARD copper vintage saute FRENCH sauce pan 6 1/2″ 2mmItem 08
rare GAILLARD copper vintage saute FRENCH sauce pan 7 1/4″ 2mmItem 09
rare GAILLARD copper vintage saute FRENCH sauce pan 8 1/4 2mmItem 10
rare GAILLARD copper vintage saute FRENCH sauce pan 6 1/4″ 2.5mmItem 11
rare GAILLARD copper vintage saute FRENCH sauce pan 7 1/4″ 2.5mmItem 12
rare GAILLARD copper vintage saute FRENCH sauce pan 8″ 2.5mmItem 13
rare GAILLARD copper vintage saute FRENCH sauce pan 9 1/2″ 2.8mmItem 14
rare antique GAILLARD Windsor copper vintage saute FRENCH sauce pan 7 1/4 2.8mmItem 16
rare antique GAILLARD Windsor copper vintage saute FRENCH sauce pan 8 3/4 2.8mmItem 17
2MM GAILLARD PARIS COPPER WINDSOR PAN fully reconditioned 9 1/2″ new tinItem 18
gaillard French copper pan marmite stock pot faitout dovetailedItem 20
gaillard French copper pan marmite stock pot faitout dovetailedItem 21
rare GAILLARD copper vintage FRENCH pan bake pie NEW TIN 2mm 12″Item 22
GAILLARD French meat tin pie oval copper pan pot saute cuivre roast panItem 24
large GAILLARD French meat tin pie oval copper pan pot saute cuivre roast panItem 25
GAILLARD 16″ 40cm French meat tin pie copper pan pot saute cuivre roast panItem 26
rare 3mm GAILLARD copper vintage FRENCH pan bake pie chef cook 10kgItem 27
rare antique GAILLARD copper vintage FRENCH sauce pan with lid 2mmItem 29
Rare French gaillard copper pan sauce jus 8″Item 30
GAILLARD recent NEW TIN French oval copper stew pot pan cocotte casserole 12″Item 31
antique French GAILLARD COPPER bowl pot 10″Item 32
antique French GAILLARD COPPER bowl pot 15″Item 33
GAILLARD french stew pot roast pan Daubière braisièr antique dutch ovenItem 34
antique French GAILLARD COPPER bowl pot 12 1/2″Item 35
rare two french antique 6″ Copper charlotte mold, French, 1800cItem 36
Rare French gaillard vegetable steamer sterling silver lined copper pan 1.5-2mmItem 36

Additional items

These additional items from the same seller also appear to carry the replica of the genuine Gaillard stamp. The photos of the stamp are oblique, out of focus, or otherwise rendered difficult to read, but based on what I can see, I nevertheless assess that these items also carry the inauthentic stamp.

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