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The Trading Stamp Mania (1911)

A wife who is bitten by the "trading stamp" bug causes havoc for her family.


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Mr. Billy


Mrs. Billy kisses Mr. Billy good-bye and he leaves for work. Immediately after his departure Mrs. B. looks up her trading stamp books and finds that she has several pages left to fill. Also she notices that the big stores are giving double stamps in the morning. Consequently, Mrs. B. starts on a round of stamp collecting that would get most households to sit up and take notice. At 12 o'clock Mr. Billy returns. Mrs. Billy is still absent, so the lonely representative of the strong sex starts in to get his own lunch. In the midst of it he is interrupted by a call at the bell and goes to open the door, admitting a boy with about fifty bundles. While he sits down to examine these, the kitchen is flooded and when he returns he finishes his lunch knee deep in water. This gives him a cold and he promptly goes to bed, where Mrs. B. finds him when she returns. She then goes for the doctor, but finding that he gives double stamps for morning calls, postpones the trip for the next day, while ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy





Release Date:

5 April 1911 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La manie des bons-primes  »

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1.33 : 1
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