06/12/2009 - On this page, you can follow the 2nd day of the public auction of Erik Limbourg (Ace Pigeon Loft BVBA) LIVE!
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05/12/2009 - The first part of the Erik Limbourg auction was a huge success today! About 130 birds were sold today for 722.000 EURO incl. tax! This makes an average of 5.595 EURO / pigeon! Below you find the exact prices. Most expensive pigeon in the auction today was Eagle Eye, lot 30, which was sold to Marc De Cock at 132.000 EURO incl. tax, the most expensive pigeon ever sold in auction! Other bidders on this bird were Sorin Staenescu (Romania), Mr. Lin from Brussels, Wang Hueihuangiyi (through Luna Lai) & Mr. Zhang/Yong Lin, who were the last bidders against Marc De Cock. Tomorrow there is the final part of Erik Limbourgs auction, starting at lot 132. Also tomorrow the prices will be updated live on PIPA!
04/12/2009 - At the beginning of December we published an article saying that the oldest pigeon fancier, Cyriel De Bock was going to stop with the sport he loved so much. We have been informed that he has unexpectedly passed away. (Bron Het Laatste Nieuws)
29/11/2009 - On the eve of our departure to Bangkok, the City of Angels (Thai: Krung Thep), Thailand's capital, located on the east bank of the Menam (Chao Phraya River), near the Gulf of Thailand, we make an update on the preparation of flights of the "Thailand Grand Pigeon Race 2009”.
29/11/2009 - Averbode is well known for its centuries old Premonstratensian monastery. Research gave me the following information. The foundation of this monastery dates back to 1134. So far this borough has 78 premonstratensians wherefrom 38 reside in the monastery, the rest live and work elsewhere at home and abroad.
26/11/2009 - Cheque for 30.125 Euro from the ‘PiPa -Taiwan Donation Auction’ was presented to the ‘Tzu Chi Foundation’. Everybody will no doubt remember the disastrous news that reached us from Taiwan at the end of August, when a typhoon… the worst in more than 50 years… caused true havoc in this country.
25/11/2009 - The absolute ‘NR 1’ of Limburg in the Middle Distance! Human life is a collection of beautiful and less beautiful to sad moments, of love and pain … although luckily the heights of the ‘peaks’, and the depths of the ‘valleys’ differ from person to person. Someone who embarked upon a road sown with roses was without doubt Pros Roosen from the Limburgs Kermt, near Hasselt.
22/12/2009 - The clean brooding dishes are drying against the inside wall. This father and son duo have serenely nestled themselves in the chairs in the pergola. The walls are plastered with pigeon photo’s and trophies, pigeons that have performed beautifully.
16/11/2009 - The provinciebaan is the connecting road to Tienen and at the top of the hill there is a house with a garden. A small garden at the front and a large garden at the back. A new rustic house next to the in-laws and a joint back garden gives a pigeon fancier the possibility of building beautiful and practical lofts.
09/11/2009 - This passes perfectly into the pigeon philosophy of the Herbots. Personally I would add “Winning together” because in Halle-Booienhoven there is a perfect team spirit where the pigeon sport is firmly professionally embedded
04/11/2009 - My former director and good friend Raf Luyckx managed to surprise everybody this year by winning the national title General Champion KBDB. In this national championship you have to prove that you have all-round pigeons.
24/10/2009 - 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...
24/10/2009 - The auction of International Barcelona winners 2009 Van Houten Wim & Martin ended this afternoon. The result was above all expectations! An unbelievable total amount of 252.500 EURO for 91 pigeons! The international Barcelona winner herself, Nellie, was sold at 96.000 EURO (incl. 20% tax) to Mr. Myojin/Aikyunotomo (biggest pigeon magazine in Japan)!
17/10/2009 - Whoever follows the pigeon sport closely knows that the ‘stuntman’ from Lokeren… so as Roger Debusschere is ubiquitously called… is still searching for the very best out the international pigeon sport to populate his colony… his ‘Royal Collection’.