Swap-bot Time: December 17, 2018 1:13 am


Date Joined: November 17, 2008
Last Online: December 13, 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 ATB quarters, any from 2016, 2017 & 2018. 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.


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

Snoopy, Hello Kitty, Moomin, cute cartoon characters, teddy bears. Kittens, penguins and puffins, baby 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.


Maggiesmother rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #161 on Nov 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards lovely stickers. What a nice collection of New Zealand and lighthouses. They will add nicely to my collections. Happy swapping,Linda
shellyc rated for WIYM: Washi Tape plus 2 flat items on Nov 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for these great samples and I'll have fun using the stickers you sent!
squince rated for PTG: Scavenger Hunt #47 on Nov 19, 2018
Comment: Great package!! Thank you!
simcoe54 rated for Coins + a Surprise on Nov 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the Fiji coins, playing card jokers and postage stamps.
thequilterslink rated for Pressed Penny + a Coin #2 on Oct 30, 2018
Comment: Thanks much!
Comment: 3728 hearts for your letter! ;-) The elongated coin is great - as always. I LOVE the old Australian coin! Very special!!! So thoughtful of you to send me a champagne cap also! Thank you so much!!! Best swap partner ever :-)
Lonestarchild rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #164 on Sep 15, 2018
Comment: Great cards and lots of other fun bits too! Thanks so much!
Comment: Thank you for the great washi samples! I really enjoy them, the Disney ones will be so useful:) Also, love the extras, thank you!
Comment: Thanks Stephanie!
sherylk3 rated for 6 teas, 1 per country (2 partners) on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the great tea - going to try the cherry first :) Thanks for the cute stickers too.
catonip rated for Simple Washi Swap! on Sep 3, 2018
Comment: Eeeeep! Thank you for the washi and sweet card.
daydreamer47 rated for Simple Washi Swap! on Aug 31, 2018
Comment: I can't believe how quick this got here! Thank you so much for the beautiful washi and extra stickers. So cute 💞
mamarochat rated for Your Currency Choice on Aug 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the coins they are new to me and special thanks for the state quarter for my nephew. He will be amazed that it traveled all the way from New Zealand. ♡
Comment: I love this pressed penny as much as I loved the other one! I absolutely adore the Bee Happy Postcard.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful variety of postcards, nice scenic ones and especially the cute Kiwi. Also the cupcake stickers. :)
simcoe54 rated for Elongated/Pressed Penny + a Coin #2 on Jun 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the pressed penny & coin and for the extra coins and stamps. Everything is new to my collection :)
Comment: Thank you, esp for the extras!
Mamamoose rated for Elongated/Pressed Penny + a Coin on Jun 9, 2018
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
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
Comment: Thank you for the awesome cards and the cute stickers. Have a great week.

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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.


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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