"To all of the PIPA team,
I want to say a massive thank you to the whole team for the way you helped, advised and supported me throughout the whole process of my total auction. You are a very professional and efficient team and without your encouragement, advice and guidance I could never have achieved such a fantastic end result, which was way beyond my expectations. To watch the final day unfold live with friends and family whilst actually being in Beijing was an experience I will never forget. It would be wrong of me not to give a special thank you to Thomas Gyselbrecht and Pieter Oberholster for all their extra help from the first day I decided to sell my pigeons right up to the present day, almost a year later. I would also like to thank Albert Roording for his patience and skill with all the text and pedigrees. But to the whole team at PIPA, my family and myself will be forever grateful.