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#703384 - 11/07/06 06:18 AM Antique Church Pipe Organ
Larry Buck Offline
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Registered: 10/27/04
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Loc: Lowell MA
Hello All,

I have recently been asked to advise on the sale of a large church pipe organ.

The organ plays well and can be played now.

Couple of questions,

Does anyone have a sense of the value?
Where would you go to advertise thisfor sale?

Pictures at,.
http://www.ejbuckpiano.com/Pipe%20Organ/Pipe%20Organ.html

I have a fact sheet I'll get posted soon
Any help greatly appreciated.

Larry Buck
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#703385 - 11/07/06 07:44 AM Re: Antique Church Pipe Organ
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Let's see,
If I push the couch to one side, and cut a hole in the ceiling...

Larry,

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#703386 - 11/07/06 08:08 AM Re: Antique Church Pipe Organ
Larry Buck Offline
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Good Morning rank,

BTW, we missed you in Sept at Mason and Hamlin. Very nice presentation by Bruce Clark. I have spoken to him a few times since then, there are sone intersting things in the works.

Thanks for the lead on the Organ, I'll follow it up tonight when I get home from work.
Nice collection of information there, thank you.

larry
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#703387 - 11/07/06 04:11 PM Re: Antique Church Pipe Organ
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Registered: 05/02/05
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Loc: San Francisco
It looks like a rather significant installation - I note that it is by George Hutchings (a top-notch New England builder of the 19th century); however, photos convey none of the important information (such as any modifications or the quality of maintenance over the years).

For a proper assessment, the church should get a qualified organization involved; for an instrument such as this the ideal[/b] organization would be The Organ Clearing House. The very good news is that they are practically in your back yard (Mass.).

Larry, I'm not saying you are not qualified - I'm just saying that these folks are likely to be more qualified - here are some of their considerable qualifications.
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#703388 - 11/08/06 07:11 AM Re: Antique Church Pipe Organ
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Registered: 01/26/06
Posts: 124
Loc: Cape Breton
Taking about unqualified. The guitar teacher at the music school last night told me his church bought a rather expensive pipe organ a few years ago and didn't want to pay the 22, 000 to get it installed so HE installed it for 250!! He knows nothing about organs?!?!?!
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#703389 - 11/08/06 07:42 AM Re: Antique Church Pipe Organ
Larry Buck Offline
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Registered: 10/27/04
Posts: 2447
Loc: Lowell MA
Good Morning, Thanks for the replys,

I am aware of my limits, certainly.

If someone turnes up that is interested, I surely will hire an experienced person for a more thorough look, as should the interested person/s.

I am exploring th organ clearing house as well

The seller is offering a finders fee should someone provide a buyer.

Thanks,
LArry
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Mark Twain

E. J. Buck & Sons
Lowell MA 01852
978 458 8688
www.ejbuckpiano.com
http://www.facebook.com/EJBuckPerformances

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