PIPA milestones

Nikolaas Gyselbrecht founded PIPA in 2000. Over the past few years, PIPA has went through several serious changes, making it today's number one news and auction platform when it comes to racing pigeons. By clicking the timelime below and enlarging it, you can swiftly browse through all milestones PIPA has celebrated since its establishment in 2000.

Quickly making a name for itself as a reliable auction house in which customer satisfaction comes first, PIPA had the opportunity of organising many first-class online and public auctions in the past few years. This is a list of the most successful auctions ever held in pigeon business. All of these auctions were organised by PIPA:

1. Leo Heremans            May 2013       Online  € 4,346,500
2. Pieter Veenstra         January 2012   Online  € 1,899,300
3. Gaston Van de Wouwer    October 2014   Online  € 1,542,800
4. Pros Roosen             January 2011   Public  € 1,368,000
5. Jos Thoné               December 2010  Public  € 1,323,780
6. Andre Verbesselt        January 2012   Online  € 1,292,400
7. Marc De Cock            January 2013   Online  € 1,273,300
8. Erik Limbourg           December 2009  Public  € 1,252,000
9. Etienne Meirlaen        December 2012  Online  € 1,159,700
10.Dr. H.P. & P. Brockamp  November 2010  Online  € 1,017,750

Secondly, below is a list of most expensive pigeons ever sold in an auction, all of these pigeons were sold through PIPA auctions:

1. Bolt                 € 310.000 (Leo Heremans)
2. Safier Kweekkoppel   € 270.000 (Leo Heremans)
3. Dolce Vita           € 250.400 (Pieter Veenstra)
4. Nikolaas             € 244.000 (Casaert-Sénéchal)
5. Nieuwe Olympiade     € 210.000 (Leo Heremans)
6. Ouders Bolt          € 184.000 (Leo Heremans)
7. Euro Diamond         € 170.000 (Brockamp)
8. Gilbert              € 162.000 (Leo Heremans)
9. Blauwe Prins         € 156.000 (Pros Roosen)
10. Best Son Kaasboer   € 150.000 (Peter Janssen)
11. Eagle Eye           € 132.000 (Erik Limbourg)

Thirdly, the PIPA auctions with the highest average price per bird (only auctions that included unraced young birds):

1. Gaby Vandenabeele      18,765 EUR/bird - 17 birds - January 2017
2. Gaby Vandenabeele      15,030 EUR/bird – 10 birds – June 2015
3. Bart Geerinckx         14,350 EUR/bird – 10 birds – January 2016
4. Gaby Vandenabeele      11,425 EUR/bird - 24 birds - January 2016
5. Bart Geerinckx         10,238 EUR/bird -  8 birds - December 2016
6. Gaby Vandenabeele       9,175 EUR/bird - 20 birds - June 2016
7. Flanders Collection     8,367 EUR/bird -  6 birds - May 2016    
8. Bart Geerinckx          8,320 EUR/bird – 10 birds – February 2015
9. Jan Hooymans            8,050 EUR/bird – 10 birds – March 2014
10. De Smeyter-Restiaen    7,267 EUR/bird -  6 birds - January 2017
11. Ludo Claessens         7,020 EUR/bird – 20 birds – April 2007
12. Jan Hooymans           6,367 EUR/bird - 12 birds - March 2016
13. SG Jung                5,975 EUR/bird – 12 birds – September 2011
14. Jelle Jellema          5,800 EUR/bird - 10 birds - October 2016
15. Cor de Heijde          5,788 EUR/bird -  8 birds - February 2016 
16. Albert Derwa           5,671 EUR/bird –  7 birds – March 2015
17. Jan Hooymans           5,490 EUR/bird – 10 birds – March 2015
18. De Smeyter-Restiaen    5,225 EUR/bird -  8 birds - December 2015
19. Bart Geerinckx         5,139 EUR/bird – 23 birds – February 2014
20. Flanders Collection    4,967 EUR/bird - 12 birds - January 2017
21. G&S Verkerk            4,936 EUR/bird - 28 birds - December 2016
22. Benny Steveninck       4,900 EUR/bird – 10 birds – October 2014
23. Dirk van Dyck          4,871 EUR/bird -  7 birds - March 2016
24. Gaston van de Wouwer   4,855 EUR/bird – 20 birds – October 2011

Finally, the most exclusive birds each season are sold in our Jewels Of The Sky auctions. Here are the sales with the highest average price per bird:

1. Pieter Veenstra 2013-2014: 15.900 € / pigeon (6 pigeons in auction)
2. Pieter Veenstra 2012-2013: 13.880 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
3. SG Jung-Jupid 2011-2012: 12.240 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
4. Cleirbaut-Van Riet 2014-2015: 12.220 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
5. Gaston van de Wouwer 2011-2012: 10.640 € / pigeon (10 pigeons in auction)
6. Bart Geerinckx 2014-2015 – 10.633€ / pigeon (6 pigeons in auction)
7. Koopman C&G 2010-2011: 10.620 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
8. SG Jung-Jupd 2013-2014: 10.060 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
9. Koopman C&G 2011-2012: 9.600 € / pigeon (12 pigeons in auction)
10. Pieter Veenstra 2010-2011: 9.600 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
11. C&G Koopman 2009-2010: 9.000 € / pigeon (10 pigeons in auction)
12. F&J Vandenheede 2009-2010: 8.413 € / pigeon (11 pigeons in auction)
13. Ludo Claessens 2006-2007: 8.360 € / pigeon (10 pigeons in auction)
14. SG Jung-Jupid 2010-2011: 8.160 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
15. Jan Hooymans 2016-2017: 7.966 € / pigeon (6 pigeons in auction)
16. Ludo Claessens 2007-2008: 7.750 € / pigeon (12 pigeons in auction)
17. Rudi De Saer 2015-2016: 7.644 € / pigeon (9 pigeons in auction)
18. Bart Geerinckx 2016-2017: 7.466 € / pigeon (9 pigeons in auction)
19. Jan Hooymans 2010-2011: 7.320 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
20. Jos Thoné 2009-2010: 7.140 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
21. Erik Limbourg 2013-2014: 6.950 € / pigeon (6 pigeons in auction)
22. Pieter Veenstra 2014-2015: 6.840 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
23. Claessens Ludo 2005-2006: 6.550 € / pigeon (10 pigeons in auction)
24. Koopman C&G 2012-2013: 6.325 € / pigeon (8 pigeons in auction)
25. Batenburg-Van de Merwe 2013-2014: 6.275 € / pigeon (8 pigeons in auction)
26. Jan Hooymans 2012-2013: 6.180 € / pigeon (10 pigeons in auction)
27. Sakis Minovgioudis 2016-2017: 6.100 € / pigeon (4 pigeons in auction)
28. Hok Jos Vercammen 2016-2017: 5.875 € / pigeon (8 pigeons in auction
29. Jan Hooymans – 5.816 EURO/duif (6 pigeons in auction)
30. Roosen Pros 2009-2010: 5.780 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
31. Jan Hooymans 2014-2015: 5.612 € / pigeon (8 pigeons in auction)
32. Jan Hooymans 2015-2016: 5.500 € / pigeon (6 pigeons in auction)
33. Hardy Kruger 2016-2017: 5.500 € / pigeon (6 pigeons in auction)
34. Geerinckx Bart 2014-2015: 5.316 € / pigeon (6 pigeons in auction)
35. Koopman C&G 2008-2009: 5.110 € / pigeon (10 pigeons in auction)
36. Batenburg-Van de Merwe 2014-2015: 5.100 € / pigeon (4 pigeons in auction)
37. Limbourg Erik 2010-2011: 4.980 € / pigeon (10 pigeons in auction)
38. Jan Hooymans 2013-2014: 4.975 € / pigeon (12 pigeons in auction)
39. Koopman C&G 2013-2014: 4.838 € / pigeon (13 pigeons in auction)
40. Hans & Evert-Jan Eijerkamp 2011-2012: 4.783 € / pigeon (12 pigeons in auction)


The three PIPA partners Thomas, Carlo and Nikolaas Gyselbrecht

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