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04-08-2009, 08:23 PM
My church has a Baldwin organ that is something over 40 years old. It's a model # C630. It seems to be in good shape, and we'd like to sell it. The problem is, we have no idea of its possible value. Is it worth $1000, $100 or $1? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Kathy.</P>
04-09-2009, 01:01 PM
Considering the following, maybe a value can be established. Baldwin is out of business (went broke in 2001, Gibson bought the name and anything useful relating to Baldwin Piano and Organ). Baldwin essentially left the church organ business in 1997, but stopped production in America around 1991. Even then Baldwin was not considered the most desirable name-plate. Consider also the age of the instrument, it is indeed old. Also the buzz words these days around organs is digital and MIDI. Your particular instrument is analog and does not have MIDI. Also, the economic times we live in, is crimping prices of new instruments, so prices of old instruments are depressed further.</p>
My guess is you may get somewhere between $100 and $400. And that is if you have any interested parties in your instrument at all.</p>
Organs have fallen on hard times the last few years.</p>
Wish you all the best in selling your instrument.</p>
04-09-2009, 01:13 PM
arie v is, I believe spot on! Your organ was made in 1971. Good luck, my recent experience says if you get an offer in the $400 range, jump on it.</P>
04-09-2009, 01:49 PM
AV and Roy,</P>
Thanks very much for the info. That's exactly what I needed to know. I appreciate your help!</P>
Philip the organist
04-09-2009, 03:40 PM
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