PIPA milestones

Nikolaas Gyselbrecht founded PIPA in 2000. Over the past few years, PIPA has gone 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.

PIPA Timeline


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, organised by PIPA:

1. Hok Van de Wouwer       November 2020  Online  € 9,551,200
2. Gaby Vandenabeele       November 2018  Online  € 6,582,500
3. Leo Heremans            May 2013       Online  € 4,346,500
4. Gino Clicque            December 2020  Online  € 3,107,550
5. Joël Verschoot          March 2019     Online  € 2,401,100
6. Gino Clicque            March 2017     Online  € 2,145,000
7. Pieter Veenstra         January 2012   Online  € 1,899,300
8. Gaston Van de Wouwer    October 2014   Online  € 1,542,800
9. Pros Roosen             January 2011   Public  € 1,368,000
10. Jos Thoné              December 2010  Public  € 1,323,780

Secondly, below is a list of most expensive pigeons ever sold in an online auction, all of these pigeons were sold through PIPA auctions:
1. New Kim              € 1,600,000 (Hok Van de Wouwer)
2. Armando              € 1,252,000 (Joël Verschoot)
3. Maria                €   700,000 (Hok Van de Wouwer)
4. Golden New Kim       €   600,000 (Hok Van de Wouwer)
5. New General          €   404,000 (Kurt & Raf Platteeuw)
6. Mother New Kim       €   400,000 (Hok Van de Wouwer)
7. Diamond Kim          €   390,000 (Hok Van de Wouwer)
8. New Bliksem          €   376,000 (Gaby Vandenabeele)
9. Golden Prince        €   360,000 (Gino Clicque)
10. Bolt                €   310,000 (Leo Heremans)

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

1.  PIPA Elite Center      36,225 EUR/bird -  8 birds - January 2021
2.  Gaby Vandenabeele      18,765 EUR/bird - 17 birds - January 2017
3.  Gaby Vandenabeele      15,030 EUR/bird – 10 birds – June 2015
4.  Bart Geerinckx         14,350 EUR/bird – 10 birds – January 2016
5.  PIPA Elite Center      13,170 EUR/bird - 10 birds - June 2017
6.  Gaby Vandenabeele      11,425 EUR/bird - 24 birds - January 2016
7.  PIPA Elite Center      11,333 EUR/bird - 12 birds - August 2020
8.  Kai Er                 10,504 EUR/bird - 25 birds - December 2019
9.  PIPA Breeding Loft     10,500 EUR/bird -  4 birds - May 2020
10. Bart Geerinckx         10,238 EUR/bird -  8 birds - December 2016
11. Gaby Vandenabeele       9,175 EUR/bird - 20 birds - June 2016
12. Gaby Vandenabeele       9,000 EUR/bird -  6 birds - January 2018
13. PIPA Elite Center       8,350 EUR/bird - 12 birds - April 2019 
14. Bart Geerinckx          8,320 EUR/bird – 10 birds – February 2015
15. Mike Ganus              8,200 EUR/bird -  7 birds - June 2019
16. Jan Hooymans            8,050 EUR/bird – 10 birds – March 2014
17. Jan Hooymans            7,745 EUR/bird - 11 birds - March 2017 
18. Maarten Huysmans        7,667 EUR/bird -  6 birds - February 2018
19. Gino Clicque            7,520 EUR/bird - 10 birds - October 2019
20. Bart Geerinckx          7,500 EUR/bird – 10 birds – December 2020

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. Jan Hooymans 2019-2020: 7.700 € / pigeon (4 pigeons in auction)
18. Bart Geerinckx 2020-2021 – 7.666€ / pigeon (6 pigeons in auction)
19. Rudi De Saer 2015-2016: 7.644 € / pigeon (9 pigeons in auction)
20. Bart Geerinckx 2016-2017: 7.466 € / pigeon (9 pigeons in auction)
21. Jan Hooymans 2010-2011: 7.320 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
22. Jos Thoné 2009-2010: 7.140 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
23. Erik Limbourg 2013-2014: 6.950 € / pigeon (6 pigeons in auction)
24. Pieter Veenstra 2014-2015: 6.840 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
25. Claessens Ludo 2005-2006: 6.550 € / pigeon (10 pigeons in auction)
26. Koopman C&G 2012-2013: 6.325 € / pigeon (8 pigeons in auction)
27. Batenburg-Van de Merwe 2013-2014: 6.275 € / pigeon (8 pigeons in auction)
28. Jan Hooymans 2012-2013: 6.180 € / pigeon (10 pigeons in auction)
29. Sakis Minovgioudis 2016-2017: 6.100 € / pigeon (4 pigeons in auction)
30. Hok Jos Vercammen 2016-2017: 5.875 € / pigeon (8 pigeons in auction
31. Jan Hooymans – 5.816  € / pigeon (6 pigeons in auction)
32. Roosen Pros 2009-2010: 5.780 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
33. Batenburg-Van de Merwe 2019-2020: 5.620 € / pigeon (10 pigeons in auction)
34. Jan Hooymans 2014-2015: 5.612 € / pigeon (8 pigeons in auction)
35. Jan Hooymans 2015-2016: 5.500 € / pigeon (6 pigeons in auction)
36. Hardy Kruger 2016-2017: 5.500 € / pigeon (6 pigeons in auction)
37. Geerinckx Bart 2014-2015: 5.316 € / pigeon (6 pigeons in auction)
38. Stefaan Lambrechts 2020-2021: 5.200 € / pigeon (2 pigeons in auction)
39. Koopman C&G 2008-2009: 5.110 € / pigeon (10 pigeons in auction)
40. Batenburg-Van de Merwe 2014-2015: 5.100 € / pigeon (4 pigeons in auction)