Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2019 12:41 pm


Date Joined: November 17, 2008
Last Online: June 25, 2019
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. Having travelled alot I already have most common coins from UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia. But am looking for any special issue coins from those countries, like Canadian quarters, australian 50cents, Euro coins issued after 2003. Usa quarters, see below.

USA state quarters, still need FL (P), IA (P), IL (P), ME (D), MI (P), MS (D),MO (D), NM (P), SD (P),TX (P),UT (P), USA National Park ATB quarters, any from 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019

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 Zazzle or Postcard Fair postcards or advert/free postcards. I don't like vintage or vintage reprint 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, St Dalfour & 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, or Dolphins. 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. No Halloween

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.


simcoe54 rated for CH: 2 Coins + a Surprise #2 on Jun 20, 2019
Comment: Love the coins (you always send such good ones) and the stamps! Thanks
choke rated for 5 Blank Map PCs #3 on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for taking the time to check my album and sending me new map cards! I really appreciate your effort as I know my collection is large and it is a difficult task. You made me smile big time with this swap!
Liiskah rated for 5 Coins on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Thankyou! I didn't have any of those coins :D
bjansen rated for Washi Sample Scavenger Hunt on Jun 7, 2019
simcoe54 rated for Coins + A Surprise Item on May 31, 2019
Comment: Love the coins and the surprise item! Thanks again for adding to my coin collection with such great coins.
crochetjunkie rated for Floral/Botanical washi swap on May 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely washi and extra cat stickers! That is very nice of you.
Liiskah rated for We Love Coins! #2 on May 20, 2019
Comment: Thankyou!
Comment: Thank you for the great selection of tapes and the adorable dog stickers. So nice of you! Thanks again.
mb58ca rated for Scavenger Hunt - 4 on May 9, 2019
Comment: Love, love, LOVE the pc choices like the children at the mailbox-- AND the EXTRAS!!! A zillion thanks ;)
Liiskah rated for CH: Coins + a Surprise on May 8, 2019
Comment: Thankyou :) I have never seen those envelopes before, I love them!
thebragal rated for I Need More Coins on May 1, 2019
Comment: Love them. Thank you so much. The sachet is fab! Smells so good!
simcoe54 rated for Three Coins + a Surprise #2 on Apr 24, 2019
Comment: Absolutely love the coins and surprise. Thanks
Leekoba rated for β˜† TEA TIME #4 β˜† on Apr 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the teas and cute cat stickers!! I love flavored black teas, like you <3 So I'll enjoy them all! Happy Swapping!
susieq11 rated for Big Spring Swap on Apr 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for all the wonderful and profile related postcards!! Extra hug for the Vermont map, yay!!!!! Thank you for the extra and for the super cute dog and fox stickers! I think this is our first swap this year - here’s to many more!! Hope you have a great weekend!!! Thanks tons! xxx
ema819 rated for 2 Coins + a Surprise #2 on Apr 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for envelope filled with three coins plus a surprise of stamps too! Thank you so much for making my day! β€πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’š
Mamamoose rated for Squished Penny + a Coin #2 on Apr 14, 2019
Comment: Love the coins you sent! Thank you so much! Special thanks for the extra champagne cap!!!
AlishaK rated for Variety Pack #3 on Mar 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the wonderful goodies. My kids are fascinated with your coins.
watercolorgirl rated for β˜† TEA TIME #2 β˜† on Feb 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful teas you sent me. I can't wait to try them.
simcoe54 rated for CH: Squished Penny + a Coin #2 on Feb 26, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful coins!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the re-send! All the teas are lovely and I can't wait to try them. Really appreciate the send, wish you all the best ^^

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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 Γ’β„’Β₯. 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.


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 ;-)

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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