It is for the 12th consecutive year that PIPA organises its renowned Jewels Of The Sky auction. What makes this auction so special is the fact that only the worlds’ best fanciers can join this auction, and that only their most exclusive pigeons will pass the selection process.
The sensational old birds' auction on PIPA in late 2014 marked the start of a new era for Sébastien Casaert, which lead to his first national victory in 2015. He has had a wonderful 2016 season as well, and he is now on the eve of a new chapter in his career.
The breeding family of 3D Pigeons is one of the top lofts in Wallonia. Numerous prizes have been won in the provincial and ace pigeon championships with pigeons that come from this top quality breed. The team also invested in some other well known bloodlines, such as Eagle Eye, Den Dromer, Bak 17 and Blue Ace.
The undisputed number one champion in the extreme long distance today is Jelle Jellema. His outstanding pigeon breed has been dominating the international long distance competition for years, and his achievements have surprised us time and time again. He was outstanding in Pau (1125km) with a 6th and 7th International, and he was even better in Barcelona (1258km), where he won a 3rd-10th-18th-37th-77th-173rd National against 5,244 pigeons with a team of just 12 pigeons. This is without doubt one of the most spectacular results from Barcelona ever.
The Dirk Van Den Bulck pigeon breed is without doubt Belgium's most sensational sprint family in modern-day pigeon racing. Numerous fanciers were very successful with these top class pigeons. Flanders Collection managed to get their hands on some of their best stock breeders and ace pigeons.
The invaluable pigeon collection of Frederik Leliaert has become a highly successful team in the international field. His renowned Dees dynasty got into the spotlight with four national victories, and the fancier from Zeeland has won numerous other top results with this breed as well.
In the early 2000s the professional breeding loft of Foxwood Lofts began creating an exceptional team of breeding birds, based on direct pigeons of Bart & Luc Geerinckx. They obtained youngsters from nothing but the best: Gladiator, Wittekop Sylvester, 1st Nat. Limoges, Blauwe Ijzeren, Witpen Wouters, Argento, etc. This invaluable pigeon family has bred numerous successful racing birds, which were able to achieve spectacular results in their satellite lofts. The best breeders and some of their youngsters will now be sold in an exclusive PIPA auction. Fanciers looking to obtain pigeons from the original breed will be looking forward to this one.
Ever since its foundation PIPA has been striving to become a trusted brand, and thus to become a reliable partner for the most successful pigeons fanciers across the world. Unfortunately some of our clients have been abusing our trust in the past: some potential buyers overestimate their abilities and then find themselves unable to execute the purchase. Pigeons that could not find a new owner will now be sold a second time in this so-called non payers auction.
Barcelona Club Bruges is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious clubs worldwide, especially thanks to their Golden Vleugel trophy, which is arguably the highest recognition for a racing bird that is basketed for Barcelona. Barcelona Club Bruges is partly funded through gifts from some successful fanciers, and they opted for PIPA as the platform for selling some of their high value pigeons. This is a top quality (Barcelona) auction!