There is a bug in the original code :( I tried to edit my post, but couldn't - corrected code below.
Dim olApp As Outlook.Application
Dim myNameSpace As Outlook.NameSpace
Dim objFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder
Dim objItems As Outlook.Items
Skype has an annoying feature when using outlook contacts - it cannot automatically add country codes, even though it CAN do this when you do "call phones" - crazy... anyway, this bug has been present in Skype for years, so I wanted a work around. Using code found on a forum...