Dear Sun Spots: A bunch of us were wondering, what happened to the shows on the Discovery Channel on Friday at 10 p.m. called “American Loggers?” It is about the family of loggers from upcountry logging on the Golden Road, Telos Lake, that area. We watched it every Friday, then it just stopped. Hasn’t been on for a couple of weeks now. It’s a very good show.

Question two is: I have four or five 78 rpm records, but they are small ones, a little smaller than a 45 rpm record, from back in the 1950s. I was wondering if they were worth anything. Plus, I have some little dishes, plates, cups, etc. that my mother had as a little girl back in the 1920s. Was wondering if they were worth anything. Thanks for any help you can give me. – Double O, Peru.

Answer:
The most recent episode of “American Loggers” aired Friday, April 3, and new episodes are not on the released schedule through May 13. However, Discovery ordered 10 episodes of the show, and only six have aired, so it should be back at some point, and a representative from the channel said that it is currently “resting on their schedule.”

The series follows the men of Pelletier Inc., a family-owned, conventional machinery and cut-to-length forest harvesting and logging operation as they tackle the deep forests of northern Maine. Family-member employees include seven brothers and their sons.

In response to your second question, Sun Spots found that the value of a 78 rpm record seems to depend on the song and artist. On eBay, we found prices ranging from 99 cents for a Spike Jones and his City Slickers rpm, to $899 for a rare copy of an Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel rpm.

We also suggest visiting an antique dealer in your area who would perhaps be able to give you an assessment on the value of your dishes.

Dear Sun Spots: I belong to a nonprofit organization. We have collected old medicine bottles and the people we were giving them to are no longer taking them and we wanted to give them to an organization that can use them. I’d like to hear from anyone that has any suggestions on what we can do with them. Thanks Call 743-6977. – Diane, Oxford.


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