Norbert Ally – 15 pigeons – 2,753 euro/bird
The first auction to come to a close on Sunday was a major success, with a remarkable overall revenue of 41,300 euro for 15 pigeons. The most expensive young birds were two youngsters of Angoulème Vooruit, the fantastic national winner of Norbert Ally that claimed a 1st national with a 17 minute lead. His youngsters were sold for 7,600 euro and 6,200 euro, both to a Chinese fancier. The 15 pigeons found a new home either in China (13) or Belgium (2).
Jos Thoné – 14 pigeons – 1,650 euro/bird
One proven pigeon was sold in auction, along with a group of youngsters of the team's best breeders. The eye-catcher of this event was top class racing and breeding bird Pabuk, which goes to the United States for 12,000 euro. The 14 pigeons were sold for 23,100 euro, and they will be transferred to Germany (5), Belgium (4), France (2), The Netherlands (1), Taiwan (1) and the United States (1).
Derek Rooney – 11 pigeons – 2,168 euro/bird
This is a renowned British loft with an impressive collection of breeders, including one of the best youngsters of Harry in the United Kingdom, and the dam of First Lady (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB for Gino Clicque). The most expensive pigeon in this auction was a direct Jan Hooymans breeder, which goes to Taiwan for 6,600 euro. The most expensive youngster was a double grandchild of Harry, which goes to Taiwan for 3,800 euro. The 11 pigeons were sold for 23,850 euro in total, to fanciers from Taiwan (6), Germany (2), the United Kingdom (1), Japan (1) and the United States (1).
Ricardo Hardy – 14 pigeons – 541 euro/bird
Ricardo Hardy sold a number of pigeons that had been sold on PIPA earlier on, but failed to reach Columbia due to transportation issues. The overall revenue for these pigeons was almost the same as in Ricardo's orginal online auction, with a difference of just 150 euro. His second run has an overall revenue of 7,575 euro, with pigeons being sold to fanciers from Taiwan (4), Belgium (3), Switzerland (1), China (1), Denmark (1), the United Kingdom (1), Japan (1), Pakistan (1) and Thailand (1).
Batenburg-Van de Merwe – 34 pigeons – 4,135 euro/bird
Team Batenburg-Van de Merwe sold quite a selection of birds for the second time this winter. This time, he came up with a marvellous collection of young birds, consisting of youngsters and grandchildren of international and national winners from Barcelona, as well as of national ace pigeons extreme long distance. This group of birds attracted many interested fanciers, who spent a grand total of 140,600 euro. The most expensive birds were two youngsters of New Laureaat, which were sold to Belgium and Taiwan, for 21,000 and 17,400 euro respectively. The pigeons were sold to fanciers from Taiwan (12), Belgium (6), the United Kingdom (4), Romania (4), The Netherlands (4), Malta (1), Japan (1), India (1) and China (1).
Collectors Items – 30 pigeons – 1,698 euro/bird
We had quite a varied group of pigeons in this Collectors Items auction, in which an original Jan Hooymans pigeon was sold to China for 4,200 euro - the highest price tag of the lot. The 30 pigeons were sold for 50,950 euro in total, and they will be shipped to fanciers from Taiwan (9), China (6), Belgium (3), the United States (3), the United Kingdom (2), Singapore (2), Germany (1), India (1), Japan (1), Mexico (1), and The Philippines (1).
Ken Easley – 16 pigeons – 1,863 euro/bird
PIPA contacted some renowned fanciers from the United States in recent years, asking them to sell a number of young birds from their best breeders on PIPA. Ken Easley has become a household name in One Loft Racing, claiming a 5th place in the Million Dollar Race final just a few months ago. Ken's most expensive young bird is a youngster of his stock breeder Konbird; it was sold to a Belgian fancier for 4,600 euro. The 16 youngsters were sold for 29,800 euro in total, and they will soon be on their way to the United States (5), Germany (4), China (2), the Czech Republic (2), Canada (2) and Belgium (1).