It has been a few years since the introduction of the first automatic arrivals on PIPA. Over the years an increasing number of fanciers have been using this service, which makes the arrival of your pigeons less of a hassle. PIPA pays attention to its online visitors as well, as we are introducing automatic arrivals for France as well.
The following auctions closed on Sunday, with an overall revenue of 231,850 EURO.
US fancier Mike Ganus gained worldwide recognition by winning the 2016 South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race. His winner was put up for auction last weekend and after some serious last-minute bidding, Mike himself was able to buy 'Laura Is A Big Winner Today' back. Price: $100,010, making it the top-priced SAMDPR pigeon ever to be sold!
After a one-day holdover the British Barcelona Club birds were liberated from Messac at 07.30BST with variable winds on route. Two hundred members sent one thousand and sixteen birds. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.
Five hundred and fourteen members entered four thousand, seven hundred and fifty-one birds into the British International Championship Club race from Alençon. After a one day holdover they were liberated at 07.30BST into light variable winds. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.
André and Bert Leideman have really mastered the art of winning important races. We were amazed by the way in which they claimed their most recent first prize: their winning pigeon Tesla claimed victory in a sprint race of 247km with an amazing 5 minutes lead over almost 12,000 pigeons, despite the southeasterly wind.
From Monday 30th of May until Sunday 12th of June 2016 Gaby Vandenabeele will be sharing his invaluable pigeon collection with us once again: he is selling a select group of 20 youngsters coming from his most exclusive breeders.
Today, Tuesday May 10th, 3 new auctions started. These auctions will end on Sunday May 22th.
A number of auctions closed this weekend, and we briefly discuss them below.
Twon hundred and eight members entered one thousand, eight hundred and fifty-eight birds into the British Barcelona Club race from Coutances. They were liberated at 08.05 BST into a light northerly wind. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.
In the end of 2013 Team GPS (Elshout, NL) reinforced their breeding loft with a cock from the line of Harry of Team Hooymans. In no more than two years' time Beauty Harry, as he was called by Team GPS, has bred numerous highly successful descendants. This pigeon had such an impressive list of references that Team Hooymans eventually decided to get him back.
Three hundred and twenty-six members entered three thousand, seven hundred and seventy-four pigeons into the British International Championship Club race from Falaise on 30th April 2016. They were liberated at 10.00 BST into light north-west winds. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.
A man standing atop an aircraft carrier along the Brooklyn waterfront waved a long bamboo pole and hundreds of tiny lights shot up like sparks spat from a fire.
On Thursday 28 April, UK fancier Mark Evans had to say goodbye to his legendary bird Champion Shadow. One of the world's most phenomenal pigeons with a long list of superb offspring sadly deceased at the age of 21. He died peacefully with his fancier by his side in the loft at his home in Snaith, East Yorkshire, England.
The PIPA team gets messages of thanks almost on a daily basis. Apparently both buyers and sellers are expressing their satisfaction and their confidence in PIPA. This is something that does not happen overnight.
Six different auctions closed this weekend, raising 215,275 EURO. Each auction is briefly discussed below.
Genau wie im vorigen Jahr warten wir immer noch auf wirklich gutes Taubenwetter. Doch haben unsere Tauben schon mehrere Kilometer geflogen, was bedeutet, dass auch unsere Rubrik 'Blick auf die Woche Deutschland' wieder anfangen soll. Nehmen Sie daran teil und stellen Sie ab dem 03.05.2016 jede Woche Ihre besten Ergebnisse ins Rampenlicht des deutschen Taubensports!
Today, Tuesday April 12th, one new auction started. This auction will end on Sunday April 24th.
The old birds' auction of Jos Thoné closed today, and it turned out to be a great success, with an overall revenue of 467,500 EURO and with 25 different nationalities involved. The 3 most expensive pigeons will be going to Japan.
2015 will go down in history as a splendid season for the Van Toor brothers from Vlaardingen (NL). Besides two Olympiad Pigeons and a substitute Olympiad Pigeon they also won a first prize NPO and several ace pigeon titles with their young birds’ team. They had a great season thanks to a talented team of young birds, and you can obtain one of these young birds as of 11th April!
Nine auctions closed this weekend, raising 267,525 EURO for 141 pigeons. Each auction is briefly discussed below.
Today, Monday March 28, the auction of Jos Thoné started. This auction ends on Sunday April 10.
In 2016 the ZLU plans to abolish the use of gummi control rings in international races. Belgian race organisers are not amused; they threaten to ban Dutch pigeons from competing in international extreme long distance races if they do not carry a control ring.
PIPA is known to be the number one provider of exclusive pigeons. These are the kind of pigeons that raise the level of quality in any pigeon loft, and they are sold for high prices, which is to the benefit of the seller. This can only be achieved with a well coordinated team. Many fanciers who sold pigeons on PIPA were willing to share their experiences.
We have learned of the passing of Pierre Schroeder, who died on the 18th of March following a lingering illness. Pierre was the father of renowned pigeon vet Vincent Schroeder, with whom he was in a combination.