Decoding Ilford batch codes

Discussion in '[Partner] ILFORD PHOTO' started by paul_c5x4, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. paul_c5x4

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    Simon - This has probably been asked before and I have come across a few hints, but... Is there an easy way to decode the batch codes on Ilford paper in order to estimate it's "best before" date ?

    The reason I ask is my local branch of J****** has a stack of boxes, many of which look decidedly vintage. Being able to tell which is new or old stock would be an advantage when haggling over the price. A couple of examples would be:
    16B701C60
    19A703C22


    Regards, Paul.