While trying to sell Mr. Mooney a vacuum cleaner, Lucy accidentally sucks up a stamp he'd just bought for $3,000. When it winds up on an envelope dropped into street mailbox, Lucy tries to fish it out and gets stuck. Her last resort is to infiltrate the post office and snatch the letter before it gets postmarked. Written by
Did You Know?
Lucille Ball also sold Handy Dandy vacuum cleaners in an episode of "I Love Lucy" titled "Sales Resistance" (1953). See more
Mrs. White would not have used the stamp to mail a letter. While she wouldn't have realized it was a rare and valuable stamp, its face value was three times the cost of a normal airmail stamp of that time. It would be like somebody in 2016 using a stamp that cost $1.50 to mail a letter. See more