A further five ranks or part ranks of pipes are now on sale, some of them from this organ, (Trent Vale Methodist Church):
VOIX CELESTE RANK 8ft.
OPEN DIAPASON RANK, 8ft (Part rank).
STOPPED DIAPASON RANK, 8ft.
GEMSHORN RANK 4ft.
13 TRUMPET PIPES.
Rather than put all the links on here, it's easier simply to say that putting church organ in an "All Categories" search should bring them up.
Apparently the seller is the Area Methodist Organ Advisor.
As to the logic, is it possible that there are two aspects to this?
1) If all the items go for a minimum of the starting bid, the sale stands to fetch perhaps two or three hundred pounds. That may well be more than would be obtained by advertising the complete instrument as redundant, on a "Please take it away" basis.
2) Is it perhaps easier to sell or give away component parts, e.g. pipes, pedal board, bench, woodwork (good quality and seasoned), than to find a home for a complete instrument?
Is this likely to become a trend?