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PIPA milestones

Nikolaas Gyselbrecht founded PIPA in 2000. Over the past few years, PIPA has went through several serious changes, making it today's number one news and auction platform when it comes to racing pigeons. By clicking the timelime below and enlarging it, you can swiftly browse through all milestones PIPA has celebrated since its establishment in 2000.

Quickly making a name for itself as a reliable auction house in which customer satisfaction comes first, PIPA had the opportunity of organising many first-class online and public auctions in the past few years. This is a list of the most successful auctions ever held in pigeon business. All of these auctions were organised by PIPA:

1. Leo Heremans            May 2013       Online  € 4,346,500
2. Gino Clicque            March 2017     Online  € 2,145,000
3. Pieter Veenstra         January 2012   Online  € 1,899,300
4. Gaston Van de Wouwer    October 2014   Online  € 1,542,800
5. Pros Roosen             January 2011   Public  € 1,368,000
6. Jos Thoné               December 2010  Public  € 1,323,780
7. Andre Verbesselt        January 2012   Online  € 1,292,400
8. Marc De Cock            January 2013   Online  € 1,273,300
9. Erik Limbourg           December 2009  Public  € 1,252,000
10. Etienne Meirlaen       December 2012  Online  € 1,159,700

Secondly, below is a list of most expensive pigeons ever sold in an auction, all of these pigeons were sold through PIPA auctions:

1. Golden Prince        € 360,000 (Gino Clicque)
2. Bolt                 € 310,000 (Leo Heremans)
3. Safier Kweekkoppel   € 270,000 (Leo Heremans)
4. Dolce Vita           € 250,400 (Pieter Veenstra)
5. Nikolaas             € 244,000 (Casaert-Sénéchal)
6. Nieuwe Olympiade     € 210,000 (Leo Heremans)
7. Ouders Bolt          € 184,000 (Leo Heremans)
8. Euro Diamond         € 170,000 (Dr Hans-Peter Brockamp)
9. Gilbert              € 162,000 (Leo Heremans)
10. Blauwe Prins        € 156,000 (Pros Roosen)

Thirdly, the PIPA auctions with the highest average price per bird (only auctions that included unraced young birds):

1. Gaby Vandenabeele      18,765 EUR/bird - 17 birds - January 2017
2. Gaby Vandenabeele      15,030 EUR/bird – 10 birds – June 2015
3. Bart Geerinckx         14,350 EUR/bird – 10 birds – January 2016
4. PIPA Elite Center      13,170 EUR/bird - 10 birds - June 2017
5. Gaby Vandenabeele      11,425 EUR/bird - 24 birds - January 2016
6. Bart Geerinckx         10,238 EUR/bird -  8 birds - December 2016
7. Gaby Vandenabeele       9,175 EUR/bird - 20 birds - June 2016
8. Flanders Collection     8,367 EUR/bird -  6 birds - May 2016    
9. Bart Geerinckx          8,320 EUR/bird – 10 birds – February 2015
10. Jan Hooymans            8,050 EUR/bird – 10 birds – March 2014
11. Jan Hooymans           7,745 EUR/bird - 11 birds - March 2017 
12. De Smeyter-Restiaen    7,267 EUR/bird -  6 birds - January 2017
13. Ludo Claessens         7,020 EUR/bird – 20 birds – April 2007
14. Willy Daniels          6,800 EUR/bird -  7 birds - February 2017
15. Gaby Vandenabeele      6,579 EUR/bird - 24 birds - June 2017
16. Jan Hooymans           6,367 EUR/bird - 12 birds - March 2016
17. Jan Hooymans           6,075 EUR/bird - 12 birds - February 2017
18. SG Jung                5,975 EUR/bird – 12 birds – September 2011
19. Jelle Jellema          5,800 EUR/bird - 10 birds - October 2016
20. Cor de Heijde          5,788 EUR/bird -  8 birds - February 2016 

Finally, the most exclusive birds each season are sold in our Jewels Of The Sky auctions. Here are the sales with the highest average price per bird:

1. Pieter Veenstra 2013-2014: 15.900 € / pigeon (6 pigeons in auction)
2. Pieter Veenstra 2012-2013: 13.880 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
3. SG Jung-Jupid 2011-2012: 12.240 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
4. Cleirbaut-Van Riet 2014-2015: 12.220 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
5. Gaston van de Wouwer 2011-2012: 10.640 € / pigeon (10 pigeons in auction)
6. Bart Geerinckx 2014-2015 – 10.633€ / pigeon (6 pigeons in auction)
7. Koopman C&G 2010-2011: 10.620 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
8. SG Jung-Jupd 2013-2014: 10.060 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
9. Koopman C&G 2011-2012: 9.600 € / pigeon (12 pigeons in auction)
10. Pieter Veenstra 2010-2011: 9.600 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
11. C&G Koopman 2009-2010: 9.000 € / pigeon (10 pigeons in auction)
12. F&J Vandenheede 2009-2010: 8.413 € / pigeon (11 pigeons in auction)
13. Ludo Claessens 2006-2007: 8.360 € / pigeon (10 pigeons in auction)
14. SG Jung-Jupid 2010-2011: 8.160 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
15. Jan Hooymans 2016-2017: 7.966 € / pigeon (6 pigeons in auction)
16. Ludo Claessens 2007-2008: 7.750 € / pigeon (12 pigeons in auction)
17. Rudi De Saer 2015-2016: 7.644 € / pigeon (9 pigeons in auction)
18. Bart Geerinckx 2016-2017: 7.466 € / pigeon (9 pigeons in auction)
19. Jan Hooymans 2010-2011: 7.320 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
20. Jos Thoné 2009-2010: 7.140 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
21. Erik Limbourg 2013-2014: 6.950 € / pigeon (6 pigeons in auction)
22. Pieter Veenstra 2014-2015: 6.840 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
23. Claessens Ludo 2005-2006: 6.550 € / pigeon (10 pigeons in auction)
24. Koopman C&G 2012-2013: 6.325 € / pigeon (8 pigeons in auction)
25. Batenburg-Van de Merwe 2013-2014: 6.275 € / pigeon (8 pigeons in auction)
26. Jan Hooymans 2012-2013: 6.180 € / pigeon (10 pigeons in auction)
27. Sakis Minovgioudis 2016-2017: 6.100 € / pigeon (4 pigeons in auction)
28. Hok Jos Vercammen 2016-2017: 5.875 € / pigeon (8 pigeons in auction
29. Jan Hooymans – 5.816 EURO/duif (6 pigeons in auction)
30. Roosen Pros 2009-2010: 5.780 € / pigeon (5 pigeons in auction)
31. Jan Hooymans 2014-2015: 5.612 € / pigeon (8 pigeons in auction)
32. Jan Hooymans 2015-2016: 5.500 € / pigeon (6 pigeons in auction)
33. Hardy Kruger 2016-2017: 5.500 € / pigeon (6 pigeons in auction)
34. Geerinckx Bart 2014-2015: 5.316 € / pigeon (6 pigeons in auction)
35. Koopman C&G 2008-2009: 5.110 € / pigeon (10 pigeons in auction)
36. Batenburg-Van de Merwe 2014-2015: 5.100 € / pigeon (4 pigeons in auction)
37. Limbourg Erik 2010-2011: 4.980 € / pigeon (10 pigeons in auction)
38. Jan Hooymans 2013-2014: 4.975 € / pigeon (12 pigeons in auction)
39. Koopman C&G 2013-2014: 4.838 € / pigeon (13 pigeons in auction)
40. Hans & Evert-Jan Eijerkamp 2011-2012: 4.783 € / pigeon (12 pigeons in auction)


The three PIPA partners Thomas, Carlo and Nikolaas Gyselbrecht

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