[CR]French parts-what's worth hanging onto?

Example: Racing:Wayne Stetina
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2004 07:42:01 -0700 (PDT)
From: <biciclassique-velos@yahoo.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <BAY4-F1060Jxf7VL7Q20004d463@hotmail.com>
Subject: [CR]French parts-what's worth hanging onto?

Hi all,

I recently acquired a former bicycle mechanic's stash of mostly late 70's-mid 80's French parts. Upon sorting through all this stuff, I've found some pairs of Mafac brake levers, some with black plastic and a pair that's all aluminum (presumably the hoods are to be added?). I'm planning on saving most of the pieces for that "perfect" French frame. My question is: which Mafac brake levers are the "better" pair? If anyone has any general advice about ID-ing the different levels of Mafac parts, ie; like Campy SR & NR differences, it would be greatly appreciated!

-John Lima
Wakefield, RI