Swap-bot Time: January 17, 2018 11:26 pm


Date Joined: November 17, 2008
Last Online: January 16, 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 AR,DE,FL, MD,MS,MO,NH,PA,RI,TN,TX,VT,WY

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 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.


keeru1689 rated for Pressed Coins of the World #5 on Dec 29, 2017
Comment: Omg!!! A spongebob pressed coin?! Thank you sooooo much! I am in love with it! And thanks for the extra coin too! You made my Christmas!! Hope you have a lovely holidays!
mamajoy rated for PTG: Scavenger Hunt #22 on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Stephanie: Got your lovely selection. Love lighthouses. Thank you! Nice swapping with you . Joy (to the world)
Noel rated for WIYM: Postcard Scavenger Hunt on Nov 25, 2017
Comment: All the way from New Zealand...it brought back nice memories of when I was there! Thank you!!
Suncloud rated for Pressed Coins of the World #4 on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the two pressed coins, I will use them in my crafts. It made my day.
chrissybaby rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #137 on Oct 1, 2017
Comment: Thanks for your nice selection of cards :) Also appreciate the nice tea you have included in the swap!
ainaignies rated for Map Magnet and Map Postcard on Sep 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #137 on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: Thanks for all the wonderful postcards that fit my profile perfectly as well as the extra stamps.
Comment: I love love love love coin swaps 💜❤️💛💚💙 they are my favorite, and to receive a coin swap with a surprise bundle of stamps inside too!?! Now that right there just makes for a happy mail party!!! Thank you for sharing your coins and for sending stamps too! 💕
kdm1181 rated for Simple Coin swap (August) -2- on Sep 7, 2017
Doraecyscraps rated for Big washi swap on Aug 25, 2017
Comment: I am so sorry you had to resend on this one. I love every washi you sent, thank you so much! ❤
kacka rated for Map PCs + a Map Item #1 on Aug 13, 2017
Comment: thank you for a very special items, i love everything so much.
AnitaHames rated for WIYM Christmas Washi Tape Swap on Aug 10, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the washi! The penguins are cute! Thanks for the tea and penguin stickers, too!
Mark63 rated for Simple Coin Swap-for newbie (May) on Aug 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the PC & coins. These are my first lot of NZ coins!
EllieBeth8 rated for PTG: Scavenger Hunt #14 on Aug 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the great postcards!! I hope I get to New Zealand one day too!! Have a nice day! Shelley P.S I LOVE the card you put them in!! Soo cute! :)
Nimue rated for Pressed coins of the World #3 on Jun 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks for sending! I was very happy to get something from neck of the woods :) This is, of course, a new one for me so thank you for sending and thanks for sending the New Zealand coins too! Thanks for joining my swap. :)
Comment: Awesome! They are new to my collection thank you so much!!!
Comment: Thank you!!!
Drachenfrau rated for Big Summer Swap on Jun 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcards, Stephanie!!! I love all of them!!! And thank you for sending me only animal- and Zoo-postcards!!! :-) I love New Zealand!
Mamamoose rated for Elongated Coin Swap #38 on May 30, 2017
Comment: Hello Stephanie! Thank you so much for completing the lovely Kelly Tarltons set! And a big hug for the extra Kiwiana post-it notes :)
AtTheSmithHouse rated for Elongated Coin Swap #38 on May 22, 2017
Comment: I adore the Mary Engelbreit card! And the tea is so appreciated! Thank you for making this package extra special.

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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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