05/01/2016 - Last weekend the young birds' auction of Gaby Vandenabeele closed with a revenue of 274,200 euro, which means we know the winners of our 2015 Christmas Quiz. The winner is Alfons Göbel from Germany. The second place goes to Bartos Istvan from Romania and Guy De Clercq from Belgium takes third place.
30/12/2015 - It is for the sixth consecutive year that we publish an overview of our website’s most read articles (including translations) over the course of the year. Today we bring you numbers 10 through 6; the top 5 will be published tomorrow.
22/12/2015 - June 2015. For the first time ever, Gaby Vandenabeele sold birds on the Internet. A milestone, a huge success and the beginning of a closer co-operation between Gaby and PIPA. It resulted in a new one-off auction that will run at the end of this year. We present to you a spanking new catalogue in which Gaby's 24 highly exclusive diamonds up for offer are listed.
17/12/2015 - An auction house’s success is determined by its reputation. Not only do we want to offer our clients the best pigeons on the market, we also aim to provide reliable information to the fanciers that purchase pigeons from us. In addition to parental testing, PIPA will be offering gender certainty for young birds through DNA testing in 2016.
17/12/2015 - We are approaching the end of the year so it is time for our annual Christmas quiz. This time we organise a quiz in theme with the young birds' auction of Gaby Vandenabeele, which starts on 21st December. The fancier that guesses or comes closest to the overall revenue of this auction wins an amazing prize: a grandchild of New Laureaat, 1st International Barcelona 2013.
13/12/2015 - One of the most appealing pigeon sales in this auction season runs from 14 to 27 December. After many successful racing seasons Kurt and Raf Platteeuw will be selling their old and one year old racing birds. Discover their entire collection on Sunday evening 13th December, right after the last auction has closed.
10/12/2015 - PIPA will be staying in China for three weeks starting on 14 November, to visit a few important clients and to attend two pigeon exhibitions. We will publish an update with a brief report and a few pictures every one or two days.
04/12/2015 - The auction of Nico van Noordenne (Hardinxveld-Giessendam, NL) was launched this Monday. Nico has now published a catalogue that provides a better insight into his racing approach, some of his pigeons in auction, and perhaps most importantly his worldwide references.
24/11/2015 - We are proud to announce the birth of the latest member of the PIPA dynasty, Jef Gyselbrecht. Jef was born on Monday morning the 23rd of November at 7:16am, 13 days after his due date, weighing in at 3.860 kg and 52.5 cm tall. He follows in the footsteps of his sister Amalia, who was born 14 days later than expected four years ago.
21/11/2015 - The annual PIPA auction of Gerard and Bas Verkerk, in which they sell youngsters from their best breeders, takes place from 23 November to 6 December. This auction is definitely worth following, as the loft from Reeuwijk has been performing exceptionally well this season. Their new catalogue should give you an idea of their achievements and the pigeon breed that is at the basis of their success.
19/11/2015 - One of this auction season's highlights is the sale of South African fancier Mark Kitchenbrand. He is known for his world-class one loft race stars Birdy and Victor. Both have won the South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race and are now up for auction.