I recently purchased a box of Oriental Seagull VC-FB II, gloss. Tim Rudman on the Pure Silver list 'suggests', based on conversations with a 'leading' retailer in the UK that it is being made by Ilford and re-branded as O.S. Does anybody know or can add to the rumor?

Secondly, what is the II in VC-FB II? That seems new to me and the O.S. web site makes no mention of it.