Bale handle pots are a favorite of mine. The handle makes it very easy to transport a pot of boiling spaghetti water to the sink, for example. I have always though they were rare, but there are over 40 of them for sale on eBay right now.
If you are a Revere Ware lover like I am, consider making one of these beauties part of your collection. The only downside is that there are no replacement parts for the Bakelite part of the bail handle. I have had it in my mind for a while to design a 3D printable model, but never seem to find the time.
The bail handle pots come in three sizes, 4, 6, and 8 quart. I suspect the 6 quart is the most practical, but the 8 quart is pretty useful as well.
Of the eBay listings, I counted:
16 4 quart, average price $44
21 6 quart, average price $49
3 8 quart, average price $135
I suspect a few of the 6 quart models were actually 8 quart ones. Here is a lovely Revere Ware add that shows all three sizes of the bail handle pot.
The bottom line is that it is a great time to add one of these to your collection, both from an availability and price perspective.