Van Houten - Public auction - Full photo report 150 photo's... See it here.

Public sale of the 1st international Barcelona 2009 Nellie through the brothers Wim & Martin Van Houten, organised by PiPa. The auction was an overwhelming success with an average of 2775 euro ( incl. tax ) per pigeon ! And once again a perfect organization led to an enthusiastic audience...
Saturday, the 24th of October,  was a key date in the pigeon sport, because for the first time a winning hen from  international Barcelona, along with her parents, was brought to the auction table in Thorn. There was an enormous amount of interest. Pigeons were sold worldwide, to the USA, Belgium, Japan, China, the Netherlands, Poland, Taiwan, Spain, Portugal, South Africa, Luxemburg.... The Nellie was sold for a phenomenal amount, 96.000 euro ( incl. tax ) to one of the greatest collectors of pigeons in Japan. Mr. Shogo Myojin, the president of the biggest pigeon magazine in Japan. He is extremely pleased with the professional assistance that PiPa provided for this auction and will ask favours from PiPa in the future. Super collector Mr. Kijima (owner of Super Ben, Reza, Fieneke, etc...), bought the mother of Nellie @ 10.200 euro ( incl. tax.), the father  of Nellie was sold to China, via Mr. Lin from Brussels. The super breeder 303 Van Tuyl was sold for 9.600 euro to Roger Debusschere from Lokeren who can now rebuild his Royal Collection...Congratulations to all buyers and thank you for your trust. Thank you also to all those present !