Eleanor's photographer friend moved back to the USA and gave her a big pile of mat board and paper. Eleanor didn't want it for herself so offered it to me. I brought it home and sorted through, with oohs of delight alternating with snorts of despair. Overall I estimate the package breaks down as:
20% exquisite and wonderful (full sheets of undamaged mat board and paper that I would buy for myself)
20% pretty good (useful items of unexceptional quality)
50% salvagable (a bit of trimming will yield ok-to-very-good stuff)
10% rubbish (best used for compost!).
All together it's wonderful haul, a great score, a generous gift... thank you Eleanor! (PS Check out Eleanor's blog).