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kiwi2140nz

kiwi2140nz
Date Joined: November 17, 2008
Last Online: June 21, 2018
Birthday: January 8
Country: New Zealand
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About Me

I am Stephanie, from New Zealand, married with 2 teenage children. I love to travel and have been to 29 countries so far. I have always been collecting various items. Right now my main interests are elongated pressed pennies and Map Postcards.

I am happy to do private swaps, especially for unwritten Map postcards, foreign coins & USA state/National park quarters, or elongated pressed pennies. Or if you are looking for a particular souvenir from New Zealand let me know.

I always send my swaps by Airmail. Most mail from New Zealand takes 7 to 14 days to reach most International countries. However some places take longer particularly South America, and Eastern Europe often take 4 weeks. If you have not received your swap within 8 weeks of my sent date PLEASE send me a message and let me know. We no longer have mail collection on the weekend, so if I send a swap on the weekend it wont physically go anywhere until Monday. I always rate my partners, if you have not had a rating for your swap then I did not receive it.

My Likes / Wishlist

Elongated Pressed pennies (coins) from cities/tourist sites in your area. I like to have complete sets from one machine if possible. (Don't send me any pennies from Universal Studios or Disneyland/California Adventure in Los Angeles. I got all of them when I went there in 2013)

Collecting new & used modern postage stamps in good condition, I prefer stamps from North America, Western Europe/ Scandinavia, South Pacific regions and Caribbean countries. Don't send NZ, Australia or British stamps, unless they are higher value ones or 2010 issues or newer, as I have most of them already.

collecting Foreign coins and bank notes.

USA state quarters, USA territories and National Park quarters. Still need AL (P),FL (P), IA (P), IL (P), ME (D), MI (P), MS (D),MO (D), NM (P), SD (P),TX (P),UT (P),

Postcards (see section below)

Scenic calendars with tourist views.

Souvenir tote bags.

Recent (less than 2 years old) Cross stitch magazines from USA and UK. Cross Stitch Kits of scenery, flowers, cute cartoon characters.

I love stationery such as, decorated writing pads/sets with matching envelopes, post-it note pads, decorated computer sheets/A4 sheets, note cards with envelopes. Favourite themes; Snoopy/Peanuts items, Forever Friends Bear, Nici, Tatty Teddy, Disney (Pooh, Piglet, Tinkerbell, Mickey Mouse), Tweety Bird, Diddl/Diddlina, Sanrio (Hello Kitty, Charming Kitty), Pucca, Blue Bear, Suzy Zoo, Marjolein Bastin, Anne Geddes, Mary Engelbreit, Hallmark, any cute teddy items, penguins & puffins, kittens, nice floral items, and abstract patterns.

Deco & Washi tapes. Fun novelty pens or souvenir pens, metallic colour gel pens (NOT gold or silver).

Small china souvenir plates, miniature animal ornaments representative of your country. Anything miniature like Lego Minifigures.

Souvenir T shirts (size L, dark colours only),

Chocolate & candy

Black tea, flavoured black tea, coffee. I always add milk to my tea, therefore don't drink green tea, rooboos, white teas. Sometimes I drink peppermint but no other herbal teas. My Favourite black tea flavours so far are peach, almond, blueberry, strawberry, caramel, lemon, raspberry, mint, rose, lavender.

Dangly earrings in an art deco or antique style, lampwork glass bead, earrings, necklaces and bracelets.

souvenir fridge magnets, with a map on them.

quality souvenir keychains (not plastic)

Favourite colours; blue, purple, black.

Postcards

Prefer UNWRITTEN POSTCARDS sent inside an envelope. I prefer the 4 x 6 inch card size.

My most favourite postcards are of Maps, map cards of countries, states, regions, cities, subway/metro. I like maps cards that have town/village names written on them. Don't really like those state outlines with only pictures on them. Don't like antique maps that have been reproduced on postcards either.

Other postcard themes I like are aerial city/town view, famous tourist sites, UNESCO sites. Route 66 and "Did You Know"

Snoopy, Hello Kitty, Moomin, cute cartoon characters, teddy bears. Kittens, penguins and puffins (not other animals)

Teapots, tea or coffee theme, cup cakes, flowers

I prefer single views (not multiviews except maps) if possible.

Don't send homemade postcards or advert/free postcards or Zazzle cards. I don't like vintage cards (unless a swap says vintage then don't send them.)

Foreign Wishlist

These are some items that I would love to receive, because I cannot buy them in New Zealand.

  • Diddl Stationery

  • Mary Engelbreit Stationery

  • Snoopy & Woodstock items

  • Bigelow, Stash, Ahmad, Basilur & Nordqvist tea bags (any flavoured black teas)

  • USA National Park quarters

  • Elongated pressed pennies/coins, always want more for my collection.

  • Pressed penny album/book to store the pennies in

My Dislikes / Do Not Send

Poor quality junky items. old stamps, prefer modern, less than 10 years old.

Stationery with pictures of Horses, Dolphins or Dogs (except cartoon ones like Snoopy). Folded sheets of writing paper. Disney Prinesses. Crux stationery, or stationery with lots of Asian writing on it.

pencils and erasers (I don't use them anymore)

silver coloured earrings, plastic jewellery,

bookmarks. (unless it is required in a swap)

vintage postcards and small postcards 3.5 x 5.5 inch.

religious items, except christmas.

ATC's and small scraps of paper.

Don't like Herbal fruit tea, blackcurrent flavour tea, or green tea. De-cafe.

Dislike Yellow, Pink & Orange clothes and jewellery.

Mail to NZ

Please use a Customs Declaration Label when sending parcels or food/drink items to New Zealand. Our Biosecurity people often check mail. There are no restrictions on sending tea bags sealed in orginal packaging.

NEVER send any seeds, raw nuts, dried flowers, honey & bee products, meat products. These items will be confiscated.

Please put some tape around the sides of paper envelopes. I have received two empty envelopes recently. The envelope has split on the side and the postcards and pennies have fallen out.

If you have any queries about what to send, please ask me.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you, esp for the extras!
Mamamoose rated for Elongated/Pressed Penny + a Coin on Jun 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the nice coins and postcard! I already had the Multnomah Falls elongated coin, even the postcard! But of course that's nor your fault!
Butterfly69 rated for Letter writing.set. on May 31, 2018
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Comment: Hi Stephanie. Ty so much for my swap. Everything is fantastic. I love it all.:)... Iff you ever want to do a private swap then let me know.
justmesks rated for Tourist Postcard Hunt on May 26, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome cards and the cute stickers. Have a great week.
simcoe54 rated for Coins - 50cents on May 17, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the Fiji coin. You didn't send me any from Fiji before. :) Also, for the extra stamps.
simcoe54 rated for Pressed Penny + a Coin on May 10, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the NZ pressed penny and coin. Both new ones for my collection.
Mamamoose rated for Pressed Coins of the World #7 on May 1, 2018
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Comment: Great coin, as always! Amazing that you always find new ones that I don't have yet! Thanks a lot!
Mamamoose rated for CH: Pressed Penny + a Coin on May 1, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for your coins! I have quite a collection of NZ elongated coins by now, most of them from you :-) Even though I don't collect other coins I was thrilled to get the old penny! Interesting to learn that NZ only has decimal coins for about 50 years! Thanks again! Always a pleasure to swap with you!
Nimue rated for Pressed Coins of the World #7 on Apr 27, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for sending! It's definitely a new one for me! Thanks for joining my swap! :)
m3i5 rated for week of tea nr.31 on Apr 24, 2018
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Comment: Hi Stephanie! Thank you so very much for all the yummy looking tea selection! :D and I love all the kiwi stamps you added extra on and in the envelope! :D I love New Zealand, such beautiful nature, hope to go back there again for holiday :)
Liiskah rated for Coins x 6 on Apr 8, 2018
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Comment: Thankyou for the awesome coins! I love them all :D
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome cards you chose for this swap. I love all of them.
NatACT rated for Pressed Coins of the World #6 on Mar 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the super cool penny. I love that its from just across the pond a little :D. I also love the universal coins. We visited Orlando a couple of years back but never got to universal (I was there for work and work had organised a tour of the bakeries at Disney world and at the time I thought - pfft, seen one theme park that's enough... I so very much regret not seeing universal or Epcot, downtown Disney etc...). As for the private swap for Canberra pennies, we only have 1 penny machine left here in Canberra, from the National Dinosaur Museum, it has 4 designs. BUT there is the Big Merino, 45 mins down the road, that has a penny press too - Of a 3 story high Merino Sheep. It is a pretty funny site, you park at the 'rear', (hehehe) oh and the tourists who stop to take photos at the 'rear' and don't realise they are leaning against the big sheep's testies. oh man, gives me a giggle everytime. But if you are interested in 4 Dinosaurs and a big sheep, I'm happy to swap :D
AlyssaYFTM rated for Pressed Coins of the World #6 on Mar 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great coins and the stickers. My kiddo will love seeing the dinosaurs and using the stickers.
kasa rated for Local Tourism Swap *INTERNATIONAL** on Feb 27, 2018
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Comment: Stephanie you are awesome. You sent me so much. I am so grateful. Sorry that you had to send to another Kiwi. You are the third kiwi in the past two months that I have had a swap with. Sorry I can only give you one heart otherwise I would give you heaps more. Thank you for being a giving person. God bless, Karen.
kssunlover1947 rated for Map PC Scavenger Hunt #7 on Feb 23, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the cards you sent. Love them all. It is great swapping with you again.
Mimiadpi rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt! on Feb 17, 2018
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Comment: I really enjoyed these cards! Thank you!!
jeepermom rated for Elongated Coin Swap #40 on Feb 5, 2018
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Comment: I love the coin! Thank you for the tea, too, I can't wait to try them!
Mimiadpi rated for Elongated Coin Swap #40 on Jan 28, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for my New Zealand Penny and my jetoy card! Very special to me!!
simcoe54 rated for Mix It Up! #6 on Jan 24, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for choosing cards that fit my profile and for the extras, too.

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Comments

hppyjessa on Aug 25, 2014:

Thank you so much for the surprise packet of international stamps you sent me! That was so sweet and thoughtful of you. We can't wait to add them to our collection! I just saw that every single one of the ratings on your first page has a ♥. I just wanted to congratulate you on the high quality and thoughtfulness of your swaps. We need more swappers like you! Have a wonderful day!

LilCowgirl on Feb 2, 2013:

Thanks a bunch for the stationery scavenger hunt swap - I really enjoy looking thru the items and still discover something new every time.

THANK YOU!!!

iloveletters on Jan 21, 2011:

Glad you received the calendar. Sorry once again that you were flaked in my swap.

Darida on Aug 10, 2010:

Thank you so much for resending your coins!!! they are great and I did not have any of those ! Packaging this time was amazing.... sorry for truble.and thank you ;-)

Jenzeestyle on Mar 23, 2009:

stephanie, thanks for the beautiful postcards, they got here fine, i hope you recieve yours soon and like them <3

AuntB on Feb 23, 2009:

Again I want to say thank you for sending me a calendar when I got flaked on from my partner. It was really nice of you to do that for me. I really do want to make it up to you. Please contact me. thanks Barb

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