The pigeon family of Bart Geerinckx is probably one of the most successful in Belgium. He managed to claim a national win in two consecutive seasons and 2014 was a splendid season as well, with two national first prizes in the zone and a provincial victory. It was particularly his amazing hen Acy that turned heads in 2014: she is the big favourite for the Olympiad in January 2015 in the long distance category thanks to a coefficient of 9. Gladiator and Wittekop Sylvester x Willyke are the breeding pigeons that made this loft successful: their descendants have been able to breed several generations of talented youngsters. This is why fanciers worldwide consider the Geerinckx breed a valuable addition to their own collection. This exclusive PIPA auction is a great opportunity to obtain young birds from the best Geerinckx breeders.
Etienne Meirlaen is a fancier with a phenomenal reputation. He has been defining the international long distance competition for quite a while now and his homemade breed has raised the level of performance of many pigeon lofts worldwide. The renowned Yelena bloodline has had a significant impact on our sport – not least in Etienne’s own loft. Etienne won the title of 3rd nat. Long distance champion old birds KBDB in 2014 while claiming a double victory from Pau and a provincial first prize from Agen. He also had three pigeons in the national ace pigeon championship KBDB. Etienne is now selling youngsters from his world famous breed in a top quality auction.
Over the years Tjeerd and Jouke Elzinga from Harkema really stood out with their impressive achievements! 2014 was an exceptional season with 8 teletext prizes and two first prizes NPO, as well as the title of best one day long distance pigeon of Friesland and 2nd nat. Ace Pigeon one day long distance. The first two youngsters of Esmee, their 2nd national Ace Pigeon that will represent The Netherlands in the upcoming Olympiad, will be sold in an exclusive PIPA auction. The eye catchers in this auction are a group of special racing birds, including top 10 winners NPO and the winner of a first NPO Morlincourt young birds 2014. This is a super class collection!
Jan and Leanne Van De Pasch are further extending their hegemony, as Mr. ‘Wie Heeft Ze Beter’ continues to push his phenomenal breed of prize winners to the highest level. The invaluable bloodline of breeding icon ‘Lowieke’, a direct Janssen brothers, is still having an impact on this pigeon family: most of his youngsters and grandchildren have become national ace pigeons, and they have enabled a new generation of Van de Pasch pigeons to gain a lot of attention. Jan and Leanne have come up with a group of wonderful pigeons from their best breeders and racers, which will now be auctioned exclusively on PIPA.
The invaluable bloodlines of the late Heinz Meier are taken very well care of by Markus Sottor, whose breeding loft is home to several youngsters and brothers/sisters of the greatest stars of Germany’s most renowned champion. These bloodlines significantly increased the value of this pigeon family, as they have in turn brought new generations of great champions. Markus agreed with PIPA to auction these rare Heinz Meier birds. We are bringing you some unique pigeons, including youngsters of racing birds Fantasia (1st nat. ace hen 2009), Supra 1 (1st nat. hen 2010), Supra II (2nd nat. hen 2010), Super Star (6th and 8th nat. stock cock), and Fenomenale (5x top 50 nat. ace pigeon). We also have youngsters of stock pigeons Goldstück, Der General, Der Kaiser, Der Präsident, Der Kracher, etc.
Nico Van Muylder and Eddy Noël agreed to join forces two years ago, and judging by their achievements over the past two years, it has been quite a successful cooperation: they were 1st Nat. Zone Argenton I 2014, 1st Nat. Zone Bourges II 2013, 1st Nat. Zone Issoudun 2013, 1st Prov. Argenton II 2014, 1st Prov. Argenton I 2014, 1st Prov. Issoudun 2013, 1st Prov. Nevers 2013, 1st Prov. Châteauroux II 2013, 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB longer middle distance young birds 2014, 6th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB longer middle distance yearlings 2013, … This is an impressive palmares that shows us that the team of Muylder-Noël-Demul has been one of the biggest revelations in the national middle distance competition. In this auction we bring you an impressive collection of their best racing birds, including ‘Miss Argenton’ (2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB longer middle distance young birds 2014), along with a number of proven breeders, including the parents of ‘Leentje’, 6th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB longer middle distance yearlings 2013!
It takes a special set of skills to excel in one loft races. Your pigeons have to be attached to their loft and they need a combination of speed and perseverance. All pigeons are basketed in the same way, which means quality is more important than the approach of the fancier. Remarkably enough we often see the same fanciers take the top results in one loft races worldwide. PIPA asked these One Loft specialists to breed youngsters from their most successful one loft bloodlines, which will be sold in a high quality auction!
The tenth anniversary of our Jewels of the Sky auctions will feature a spectacular celebration. We went back to basics by asking the very best international fanciers to auction a single young bird from their best breeders. This enabled us to organise the most exclusive young birds’ auction ever. This is an auction for fanciers interested in obtaining pigeons from the leading bloodlines of today. This is PIPA at its best!
The selling of Bert van den Berghe’s old birds in 2013 proved a major success for this Vandenabeele based pigeon loft from Wortegem. Bert managed to gain excellent achievements in a record time with a pigeon breed based around his 2nd nat. Ace Pigeon Gloria and his national first prize winner from Agen called Fyther. We were not surprised to see the latest generation of Van den Berghe pigeons demonstrate their talent once again in 2014. For instance, he won a national first prize from Gueret yearlings with Prinses Gloria, a daughter of Gloria. Bert is now selling 18 priceless birds, including ten direct Vandenabeele pigeons.
Klaas and Rik Van Dorp have been among the most successful fanciers in the region around Rotterdam for many years now, especially in the one day long distance races. Their first prizes in important races and their excellent overall results have impressed many at home and abroad. Some of the best pigeons from this champions’ loft will now be sold on PIPA. These pigeons are based on the bloodlines of Louis Van Loon, Bart Geerinckx and Jan Ouwerkerk, and have enabled father and son Van Dorp to dominate the field.
A small group of pioneers have helped develop pigeon racing in the UK, and Mark Evans is one of them. He was one of the first English fanciers to appreciate the unique features of the Vandenabeele breed, and this breed allowed him to achieve things he had never thought possible. Over the course of the years he was able to compose an outstanding team of breeders based on the Vandenabeele pigeons, and PIPA is proud to bring you descendants of this valuable pigeon family in a top quality auction.
Jan Keen has NPO victories, different (national) ace pigeon titles and several first prizes against thousands of pigeons under his belt, making him one of the leading names in the north-eastern region of The Netherlands. His pigeons are now in great demand, because they proved a great addition in many other lofts as well. This is not surprising for a pigeon family that is based on the invaluable bloodlines of Dirk Van Dyck, Günter Prange, Gerard Koopman and Fernand Marien. Jan is now selling a number of racing pigeons, along with youngsters of ‘The Bullet’, ‘Michael 1’, ‘Michael 2’, etc.
Some of The Netherlands’ most iconic long distance fanciers have brought together a group of youngsters from their very best racers and breeders, making for a collection of pigeons of exceptional quality, based on some of the most internationally renowned bloodlines. This collection is brought to you by the top lofts of Batenburg-Van De Merwe, the Murk combination, the Verweij-De Haan combination, Daan Besseling, Jelle Jellema, Louw Van Den Berg and Twan Bongers. These fanciers know what it means to claim victory in some of the world’s most important competitions!
The loft of Wilden-Lutz has been playing an increasingly important role in the longer distance; the Wilden-Lutz pigeons really stood out in some of the most demanding international classics. SG Wilden-Lutz is now selling his magnificent national first prize winner from Barcelona 'Messi', along with seven direct youngsters. Other top class racing birds included in this small but significant auction are the winner of a 2nd Nat. Perpignan 2014 and a 7th nat. Agen yearlings 2013. This is a collection of internationally successful pigeons.
Johan Bleyen has managed to achieve head turning results season after season. He has been particularly successful in the national races, having won quite a few national top ten prizes! Johan will be selling a select group of excellent pigeons exclusively on PIPA, including the sire of the 1st nat. Bourges 2011, the winner of a 4th nat. Bourges, as well as his best Leo Heremans descendants, bred from ‘Nieuwe Rossi’, ‘Jan Junior’, ‘Rossi’ and others.