Swap-bot Time: March 22, 2023 12:17 pm


Date Joined: February 28, 2012
Last Online: August 13, 2020
Birthday: March 10, 1955
Country: New Zealand

About Me

Purely postcards! :) I've had many collections over the years, but my main focus now is postcards. I don't mind naked or in an envelope. The advantage with blank PCs is that I can use any duplicates as swaps! :)

Update: I've discovered POCKET LETTERS - oh no!

PLEASE NOTE: I will never intentionally flake or not rate a partner. If you don't receive something from me, PLEASE LET ME KNOW and I'll resend. I would also love it if you would rate me for my swaps, so that I know you have received them. :)

Animals I Love

I'm a self-confessed "Crazy Cat Lady" - even though I am currently servant to only one! (Dogs have masters - cats have servants (or slaves or staff).)

Wolves are my passion. My (Native American) birth totem is the wolf and I actually saw one in the wild when I was in Canada in 2012 - an awesome experience!

I was also born in the Chinese year of the ram (or sheep or goat) - so would that make me a wolf in sheep's clothing or vice versa? :)

Other animals and birds that I'm attracted to are: - bears - badgers - owls - pukeko (a New Zealand native bird) - dolphins and whales - raccoons - skunks - squirrels - chipmunk - highland cattle - alpaca and llama


I especially love "touristy" postcards. If the swap requires "naked", I love a nice hand written message and pretty stamp. I also love unwritten cards, as I can use duplicates for other swaps.

I don't collect handmade, Zazzle etc, arty, funny or unusual PCs. That said, I recently received an awesome Zazzle PC of a cat, so I guess there are some I will collect - lol.

My USA Collection ...

... now includes at least one postcard from each of the American states!

The following are other series' of which I have just a few, that I really like:

  • State maps that look like they're on old parchment. I'm looking for all states EXCEPT Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah.


  • Postcards that look like stamps. I'm looking for all states EXCEPT Delaware, Montana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.


  • State maps of Native American Tribes. I'm looking for all states EXCEPT Arizona, California and Oklahoma.



Animals (especially domestic cats and wolves), birds, insects, and zoo postcards from around the world.

Anything steam road locomotives, showman's engines, rail locomotives.

Commercial airliners in flight. I also have some on the ground - they're OK too - I just prefer the ones in flight. :)


Allergy Alert

I have a black cat so there may be the occasional "gift" included from him.

We are a non-smoking household and I prefer to swap with non-smokers whenever possible.


susieq11 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #189 on May 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much, Jan! Awesome postcards! Hope you’ll be back swapping again soon! xoxo
Response: So glad you like them. Hopefully the mail will be back to normal eventually. :)
shirleyinCA rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #189 on Apr 20, 2020
Comment: Great cards and thanks for an extra! Really love the large letter Hawkes Bay - my first big letter card from New Zealand!
Response: Oh good - I'm so pleased that you like them. I haven't received any of the three swaps I joined yet. Our mail is so slow at the moment. lol
Comment: A bunch of cute PC's, thank you! Thank you for the extras as well. Welcome back to swapping :)
Response: So glad you like them. :)
Comment: All beautiful PC's, and thank you for the nice note too. Happy swapping!
Response: You're welcome. :)
EmilyT rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt - August 2015 on Aug 27, 2015
Comment: Thanks so much! The barns and retro are my favorites! When we drive through our state, Colorado, I love looking at old barns, houses and outhouses!
Comment: Thank you so much for making such a lovely pocket letter for me with the coordinating colours! Love your papercrafting and your design with the cardstock in each pocket enclosing the fun items you sent, I enjoyed very much checking out each pocket :D
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #84 on Aug 19, 2015
Comment: Thanks for all the awesome cards & extras.
MamaMangrove rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #84 on Aug 18, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the generous selection of cards, Jan. Weird is right! While they may not suit my own offbeat (but hard to describe) sense of whimsy, I'll add them to my stash for future swaps. No need to resend just because they're not exactly my cup of tea, but it was sweet of you to offer. Love the colorful stamps on your envie. I'd so love to visit your beautiful country some day.
cynlen rated for Favorite Quotes Pocket Letter Swap on Aug 11, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the great pocket letter! The quotes on the tags with the papers you used are perfect. Also, thank you for your nice letter and little extra bits. :-)
Response: You're most welcome. They're always such fun to put together. :)
BambooBailey rated for PTG: 5 PCs in July on Aug 10, 2015
Comment: Jan, thanks for the great postcards! I really love "The Hobbit" ad card! I love what you said about dressing for your job. Drive safe. Have a great day! Beth
Comment: Thanks for all the nice postcards. Have you been to Japan?
hfr2006 rated for Swap 10 Postcards on Jul 30, 2015
Comment: Thank-you Jan!! The beaver card you sent me made me laugh so much! It was awesome! And all the mountain cards you sent made such a great package!
darzy30 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #3Z on Jul 28, 2015
Comment: Great PCs - I really love the PC from Taipei and the Fashion Institute of Technology PC! Thanks also for the extras. :)
darzy30 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #82 on Jul 28, 2015
Comment: Thanks so much for the PCs - I love the artsy ones. We've been having some of the hottest days of the summer. It's so fun to think of other places in the world having snow!
hfr2006 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #82 on Jul 21, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the package, Jan! What a great selection!
CWarner rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #3Y on Jul 19, 2015
Comment: Love these lighthouse cards, Jan! They're all so different yet each so beautiful too. Many thanks!
nannydino rated for GP: Flower PC on Jul 15, 2015
Comment: Hi Jan, thank you for the lovely pc. That's really cool that you were here visiting! I love living here. Have a lovely day and Happy summer swapping :)xx
Ikat78 rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt - July 2015 on Jul 14, 2015
Comment: Thank you. I especially like the b/w cat PC.
Maggiesmother rated for Lighthouses Worldwide on Jul 13, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard. I did not have this one. It will add nicely to my collection. Happy swapping, Linda
Response: So pleased you received it - and liked it! :)
susieq11 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #81 on Jul 13, 2015
Comment: Thank you for all the great postcards!! WOW! Such neat postage stamps too. I really appreciate it!!!!! xxxx

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susieq11 on Mar 17, 2020:

I know :(

susieq11 on Mar 16, 2020:


pennypuppy on Jun 16, 2015:

Thanks so much for the RAK of ten PC's. They got here safely and I love them. You really picked out some goodies for me =) Keepers!!

Tinker60 on Jun 13, 2015:

Jan ~~ Got the resend today - thanks so much! I loved the PCs but especially liked the photo-card you send. . . beautiful picture of the tree blossoms :-)

susieq11 on Mar 10, 2015:

Happy Birthday!!!

choke on Oct 13, 2013:

Hi Jan! All 37 cards have now found me :) Thank you so much for doing this huge trade with me, my New Zealand collection looks FABULOUS!! All of my cards are now in the mail to you, though I think they're really out of order. I hope they find you safely :)

choke on Sep 27, 2013:

for supporting The Postcard Place with your awesomeness!

susieq11 on Sep 25, 2013:

Very nice stamps you used - travel posters!

AmookIslandCreations on Sep 25, 2013:

With your love of wolves, I thought you might like this one. So glad that it arrived! give Rex kitty a pat for me. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

susieq11 on Aug 29, 2013:

Well you are a lovely person, so you deserve that card!!! : )

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