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Auction weekend raises 448,600 euro, Jelle Jellema Collection 15,500 euro/bird, PIPA Breeding (BE) 10,500 Eeuro/bird, Mike Ganus (US) 3,968 euro/bird

The following auctions came to a close on Sunday 24th of May: May Auction, Jos Thoné (BE), Sky Chen (CN), Rik Cools (BE), Gevaert-Lannoo (BE), Sangers Pigeons (BE), PIPA Breeding (BE), Exclusive Jelle Jellema collection & Mike Ganus (US).

May auction - 25 pigeons - 1,592 euro/bird
This weekend was another second chance for fanciers that did not get what they wanted in the first round. This is an auction for pigeons that did not initially get sold, and this month's edition had 25 birds on offer. These were sold for 39,800 euro in total. A fancier from Kuwait will be particularly happy, as he obtained the most expensive bird: a son of Prince Esmee, bred by T&J Elzinga. This blue band cock will be moving from The Netherlands to the middle east for 5,200 euro, with the remaining 24 pigeons moving to China (9), Belgium (6), Great Britain (2), Spain (1), Kuwait (1), The Netherlands (1), Turkey (1), Japan (1), Taiwan (1) and the United States (1).

Jos Thoné (BE) - 12 pigeons - 1,271 euro/bird
Jos Thoné started his auction with a son of his 1st National La Souterraine, Sachi. This chequered whitepen cock was the most expensive pigeon of this auction, in which Jos's many race winners were the stars of the show. Sale 1 was sold for 2,600 euro and will be moving to the United States. Along with the other 11 birds, this led to an overall revenue of 15,250 euro. The buyers come from the following countries: Belgium (3), China (2), Slovakia (2), Germany (1), France (1), Great Britain (1), Taiwan (1) and the United States (1).

Sky Chen (CN) - 11 pigeons - 3,473 euro/bird
With an incredible eye for talent, Sky Chen has working diligently in recent years to gather a team of breeders of the highest quality. His auction was again quite spectacular, starting with two young birds bred from two international ace pigeons. They were sold for an incredible 10,000 euro and 7,600 euro. Their new owner comes from Great Britain. And there is more. Sky Chen had many other interesting pigeons on offer, and these were sold for 38,200 euro overall or 7,600 euro per bird on average. The pigeons were sold to fanciers from China (2), Great Britain (2), Taiwan (2), Japan (1), Kuwait (1), The Netherlands (1), Qatar (1) and Romania (1).

Rik Cools (BE) - 7 pigeons - 1,071 euro/bird
Rik Cools is one of the absolute stars in the middle distance. For this PIPA auction he picked 7 young birds that went to Taiwan (3), Belgium (2), Japan (1) and Portugal (1). And it turns out Bliksem Rex 036 was not only Rik's favourite; a fancier from Belgium had also set his mind on obtaining this half brother of an 8th National La Souterraine.

Gevaert-Lannoo (BE) - 15 pigeons - 1,660 euro/bird
They had already claimed a 2nd Nat. Bourges, a 3rd Nat. La Souterraine and a 4th Nat. Gueret, as well as 3 x 1st Nat. Zone, 5 x 2nd Zone and 13 x 1st Provincial, and in 2019 team Gevaert-Lannoo finally claimed a long awaited national victory as well: a 1st National Argenton. In this remarkable sale we auctioned off the best that this combination has to offer, including youngsters of their Olympiad pigeon Ivanka and youngsters of their 1st National, alongside youngsters of the best lines of Gaby Vandenabeele. And this collection did not go unnoticed, attracting fanciers from countries like Belgium (7), China (4), Germany (2), Great Britain (1) and Poland (1). The two most expensive birds in this auction were a daughter of their 1st National and an inbred grandson of their famous Chateauke. They were both sold for 2,700 euro.

Sangers Pigeons (NL) - 20 pigeons - 2,238 euro/bird
Marcel sold a group of young birds in a spectacular auction, mainly from inbred pairings of his very best breeders. And many will promptly think of Gold Dust. Marcel paired Kittel's best breeding sister to a son of Kittel, and together they bred Gold Strike. The new owner of this red colored racing cock will be very pleased with him. Gold Strike was the most expensive bird of this collection; he went to the United States for 9,600 euro. Marcel's young birds were sold for 44,750 euro overall, to fanciers from China (5), Belgium (3), Poland (3), Great Britain (2), Taiwan (2), South Africa (2), Germany (1), Qatar (1) and the United States (1).

PIPA Breeding (BE) - 4 pigeons - 10,500 euro/bird
Best Kittel (1st and 4th Nat. ace pigeon KBDB 2017 and 2016), Junior (2nd Nat. ace pigeon sprint KBDB 2018) and Daniël (1st Nat. ace pigeon sprint KBDB 2019). Descendants of all three of them were sold in a select auction. The auctioned ended later than scheduled, with an average sale price of 10,500 euro/bird. The most expensive pigeon was sold for 18,800 euro, and this was a son of the already legendary Best Kittel. The new owner is a German fancier; the other three birds are moving to Poland (2) and Great Britain (1).

Exclusive Jelle Jellema Collection - 5 pigeons - 15,500 euro/bird
We saw a spectacular ending to an incredible pigeon auction of Jelle Jellema. Extreme long distance fanciers headed to our website to try and obtain something that no one else has. The collector's items from MG430, Kleine Jade, Romee and others were clearly in great demand. Many fanciers got involved in the bidding process, leading to an an average sale price of 15,500 euro. The five pigeons were sold for an impressive 77,500 euro. The most expensive bird was an inbred daughter of MG430. Her new owner from Belgium paid 29,500 euro for this gem. The brother of a 3rd National Barcelona, Romy, moves to The Netherlands for 19,000 euro. He comes from quite a special pairing: Special One x Romee. The other happy new owners come from Belgium (1), Great Britain (1) and France (1).

Mike Ganus (USA) - 40 pigeons - 3,968 euro/bird
A fantastic collection of young birds was scheduled to mark the end of the weekend. We had as many as 40 young birds from Mike's breeding loft on offer. This auction was another great success, with an average sale price of 3,968 euro/bird. We had exponents of several Million Dollar winners on offer: Laura Is A Big Winner Today, Untamed Desert, Halover and Sanjay 1. The bloodlines of Said In Spun Silver (2nd final), Sylth Orpheos (2nd final), Robben Island (2nd final) and the fantastic Sun City, breeder of 2 Million Dollar final winners, were available for sale as well. This was a group of international champions! Also included in this auction were youngsters of Derby Arona, Golden Algarve and Victoria Falls stars. In other words, the cream of the crop of international one loft racing. The most expensive bird in this collection was none other than a wonderful blue colored racing cock from Premier My Price x Halover, two race winners in the SAMPR. This Mr. Vegas moves from America to China for 7,000 euro. The 40 pigeons were sold for 158,700 euro, and they are soon heading to Kuwait (11), the United States (6), China (5), Germany (4), Morocco (3), The Netherlands (3), Qatar (2), Romania (2), the Czech Republic (1), Great Britain (1), Poland (1) and Saoudi Arabia (1).