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New auctions: Collectors Items, Yves De Wit, Gino Clicque, PIPA Breeding, Karlo Van Rompaey, Frits & Wytse Mantel, Mark Gilbert, Verweij-De Haan & AS Golden Race OLR - Winter Race

Monday 25th of March, these new auctions will start: Collectors Items, Yves De Wit, Gino Clicque, PIPA Breeding, Karlo Van Rompaey, Frits & Wytse Mantel, Mark Gilbert, Verweij-De Haan & AS Golden Race OLR - Winter Race.

Collectors Items

Children of top performers - often no longer alive themselves - or pigeons from renowned bloodlines that have proven to be fantastic breeders. PIPA makes it a sport to track down these 'collector's items' and offer them in auctions. In this auction, there is a beautiful group of unique pigeons - specially selected for connoisseurs of quality! Among others, direct pigeons from the very best of Sangers Pigeons, Ganus Family Loft, Hardy Krüger, PIPA Breeding, Dirk Van Den Bulck, Verweij-De Haan, Luc De Laere, and PIPA Elite Center Batenburg vd Merwe, Jelle Jellema.

Yves De Wit (BE)
All the best racers and breeders

One of the top lofts in Belgium for speed and (small) middle distance races is Yves De Wit from Mechelen. Many championships, ace pigeon titles, and 1st prizes up to national and provincial levels bear witness to many years of dominance. A common thread in Yves' loft is the presence of pigeons from Rudy Van Reeth, the mastermind behind the sublime Pittbul colony. Yves experienced a significant moment of glory with Tornado, 1st provincial & 3rd National ace pigeon for speed in 2014, later becoming a top breeder for Stefaan Lambrechts. Yves is taking a step back and is selling all his best racing and breeding pigeons on PIPA. Among them are many 1st prize winners and breeders of 1st prize winners. Key figures in the auction include Father Tornado, super breeder Rambo, siblings of Tornado, 1st provincial winners Paulientje and Witte Tornado, 1st ace pigeon Noyon Blauwe As, etc., etc.

Gino Clicque (BE)
Youngsters from the best breeders & racers

The Clicque loft is one of the biggest names in the pigeon world, perhaps even the biggest. For many years, the foundation has been built on the same basic pigeons: Golden Prince, Prince Rudy, Devil Prince, and Red Filip (BE11-3008153). These incredibly strong foundation pigeons were crossed with National ace pigeons Golden King, First Lady, and Golden Princess. In 2022 and 2023, just like in previous years, this colony reached great heights with achievements such as: 1st National and International Agen for yearlings, and 1st National Libourne. In 2023, once again, a handful of top prizes were won at national and provincial levels; there were no less than 33 victories, including 3 provincial wins, and a staggering 40 top 100 National finishes. In the auction on PIPA, children from the most special breeders and pairings are available!

PIPA Breeding (BE)
Grizzle BK Special

The best sprinting family in the international pigeon sport resides in the lofts of PIPA Breeding. The impact of the Best Kittel family is immense worldwide, not only in national programs but also in the leading One Loft Races. The star of the moment in the breeding team is Best Kittel II, himself a 1st National ace pigeon in sprint and a superb son of Best Kittel. He is the father of top performers like Grizzle Best Kittel, 2nd National ace pigeon KBDB, and 154 Son Best Kittel, an Olympiad pigeon and 3rd National ace pigeon KBDB. But the descendants of this phenomenon continue to win into the third generation. In the auction, there are 6 young pigeons from very special pairings available: - Best Kittel II x Grizzle Mama; parents of Grizzle Best Kittel - Grizzle Best Kittel, 2nd National ace pigeon KBDB x Mother Best Kittel - Grizzle Best Kittel x Shakira, a wonderful flyer and breeder - Grizzle Best Kittel x Angelina, one of the best breeding sisters of Kittel VD Bulck - Golden Best Kittel, a superb son of Best Kittel x Full sister Grizzle Best Kittel - Brother Grizzle Best Kittel x Half-sister Grizzle Best Kittel

Karlo Van Rompaey (BE)
Youngsters from the best breeders & racers

What a miraculous season Karlo Van Rompaey had in 2023! As a satellite loft of PIPA Elite Center, the superb class genes were catapulted to unprecedented performances. Three weeks in a row, winning the 1st and 2nd prizes in national competitions; such a class has never been seen before in the history of Belgian pigeon racing. A Karlo's auction naturally means the cream of the crop of the nation. The common thread in the pedigrees is the 1st Nat. Bourges 2015 winner, Hattrick, who emerged as a new foundation breeder. Naturally crossed with pigeons from PIPA Elite Center, they prove to be of exceptional quality. In the auction, there's a beautiful selection of exclusive young pigeons from sons and daughters of Hattrick paired with the very best from PEC.

Frits & Wytse Mantel (NL)
Exclusive OLR Auction

As one of the first top pigeon fanciers in the Netherlands, father Frits and son Wytse Mantel made the decision to fully focus on One Loft Races. It's striking how often their name appears when it comes to a top ten placement in various finals and ace pigeon rankings. Since the start of their OLR adventure, the majority of the performances can be attributed to their foundation pigeons Olympic Amador and Vardy, who first distinguished themselves in the racing lofts of Frits and Wytse and now form the basis for success in the OLR finals. Now available for auction on PIPA are offspring from special pairs, such as: - Vardy (1st NPO Issoudun & OLR top breeder) x Henrina (super breeder and aunt of Vardy) - Jason (father of 8x 1st & 9th final Sofia OLR) x Queen Vardy (top daughter of Vardy) - Alonso (father of 7th & 18th final Algarve Golden Race) x Queen Vardy (top daughter of Vardy) - Vardy (1st NPO Issoudun & OLR top breeder) x Camille (mother of 7th Grand Avg. VFWCPR 2020) In 2024, they already excelled with a 6th and 12th place in the final of the AS Golden Greece Winter OLR. The 1st ace pigeon and 9th final winner of this race were also bred from an original Mantel pigeon, purchased on PIPA. Just one of the many references in Mantel's impressive portfolio. Another proof of their class; in the recent past, they have bred 3 national ace pigeons from a pigeon of Frits & Wytse Mantel.

Mark Gilbert (UK)
Youngsters from the best marathon breeders

The international press was unanimous in their admiration; Mark Gilbert clocked, as the first English fancier ever, a pigeon from Barcelona on the day of liberation. Of course, Mark Gilbert, who has emerged as an absolute superstar of marathon races in the United Kingdom over the past decade. He holds the record for national victories in international races in the last ten years. Naturally, this success owes much to the significant investments he made with giants such as Hugo Batenburg, Jelle Jellema, Cor De Heijde, Etienne Meirlaen, and others. In auction at PIPA, offspring from these top marathon breeders!

Verweij-De Haan (NL)
Milos Special

With the passing of superstar Milos in 2022, Verweij-De Haan lost their breeding phenomenon at the age of 21. In the super colony of Michel and Peter, he stands as a super progenitor at the foundation of countless top pigeons; certainly four generations of (Inter)National ace pigeons and top 10 winners. On PIPA, Verweij-De Haan presents a superb selection of representatives from the Milos bloodlines, with (double) grandchildren, but also children and grandchildren of his super daughter Miss Milos (2nd European ace pigeon and grandmother of 1st Int. Barcelona 2022), inbred grandchildren of his wonderful granddaughter Red Rose (1st Nat. ace pigeon Perpignan & best current breeding hen). Also in auction, children of the new wonder breeder Red Ross!

AS Golden Race OLR - Winter Race (GR)
Auction of the top pigeons in the final and ace pigeon competitions

The Greek brothers George and Dimitrios Aslanidis are the driving force behind the AS Golden Pigeon race in Perea. Starting small but now grown into a major player in the OLR landscape, attracting the elite of the international pigeon sport! For the 2023-2024 edition, 1,066 pigeons were entered, which had their first training session on December 25th. The final over 480 km saw 505 young pigeons at the start, and the clear winner with a lead of no less than 28 minutes was Falco Ebben... with an exceptional pigeon, which had already won the 1st prize in the semifinal over 325 km the week before. Furthermore, there were more big names in the top 10 in the final, such as Jort Batenburg in 2nd place, Eijerkamp in 3rd place, and other top performers like Mantel and PIPA Elite Center.