I was snooping around my community darkroom today and noticed a large drawer of old papers that I think are free for any of us to use (but I need to confirm that) Anyway, I've done a bit of research and have found some info about them, but I'd like to know more about them and which ones are worth trying (and with which processes) and which I shouldn't bother with. I know that I need to experiment and I'm aware that there may be issues with fogging and loss of contrast (although I'm not sure how I would measure the latter) but I'd like to have some sort of basic idea so as to know what to expect. I've always been a 'one paper, one developer' kind of gal (you know I listen -- f/8 and be there!) and I'm about to start experimenting (finally) with other papers and processes, but I've never worked with old papers so I'm not really sure where to start. So here's the list: Ilford: Ilfomar A117 (2), white rayon, double weight, warmtone Ilfobrom B113 (2n), white matt, high speed enlarging paper Ilfobrom B112 (3h), white semi-matt Ilfobrom 2.26K, 3.26K, velvet stipple (love the sound of that) Ilfospeed 2.24M, 3.24M, 4.24M, all semi-matt Ilfospeed 2.35 M (2), 4.1M (4) Ilfospeed 2.35M silk Ilfospeed IS 2.24M, 3.24M, RC Deluxe Lumiere (Ilford?) Lumitra T34 (1) soft (doux), chamois semi-matt, warmtone, (RC?) Lumitra T34 (2) normal, cream (chamois) semi-matt warmtone (RC?) Lumitra T32 (3) hard (dur), white semi-matt, warmtone, (RC?) Guilleminot Guilbrom Paper 4, Extra Hard, Glossy Etoile Dur Paper 3, Hard Kodak Kodabrom II RC, F1, F2,F4, F5, glossy Kodabrom G3, G4, G5, Glossy, extra-contrast Kodaline D, industrial paper, non-ortho Agfa Brovia Speed BN 310 PE (3), Glossy Brovia Speed BW 310 S (1) Record Rapid RRW118 (2) Gevaert Brovia BH113 (5), hard, extra-white, smooth matt I'm really quite interested in discovering more about the French papers which I have never heard of or found much info about.