Three auctions will end on Monday 26 February: One Loft Race Special, Charity Auction and Frans Bungeneers Auction

On Monday 26 February, the One Loft Race Special, Charity Auction and Frans Bungeneers Auction will finish.

One Loft Race Special

The one loft racing competition has developed rapidly over the course of the 21st century. Renowned fanciers send in their best pigeons to gain international fame, and some lofts have been developed solely to excel in this special competition. We all know the world famous Million Dollar Race in South Africa, but there are many other one loft races in Europe and abroad that have become very popular among European fanciers these days. Think of the Derby Arona OLR, the Victoria Falls OLR, or the Golden Algarve OLR. PIPA has brought together some of the best bloodlines of the greatest OLR specialists in a single online sale.
Frans Bungeneers (BE)
Youngsters of his best breeders
Frans Bungeneers had been dreaming of a victory in Barcelona from the day he started keeping pigeons. He saw his dream come true in 2015, when he claimed a 1st Nat. Barcelona with Queen Tonny. Several more national and international top results were to follow, not just in Barcelona but in the other international classics as well. Unfortunately most of his champions were stolen from him a while back, but Frans did not throw in the towel. He was determined to develop a new family of top class racing birds capable of achieving great results! The first such pigeon was Elena, winner of a 2nd Nat. and 9th Int. in a demanding 2017 Barcelona classic. Elena became 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon across 2 and 3 seasons, also in the Int. Euro Diamond Club. This makes her one of the most successful pigeons in Barcelona in recent years.


Charity Auction
In a fantastic charity auction called Pigeons For Life a substantial amount of money was raised to financially support four different organisations. Unfortunately, one of the fanciers who bought three pigeons in the auction failed to meet his financial obligations in time. Those three birds are therefore auctioned once again on PIPA, a second chance for everyone to acquire a young bird of excellent descent!

These auctions ended on Sunday 25th of February

Martial Maindrelle (FR)
Youngsters of his best breeders & two racing birds
Top player Martial Maindrelle has yet again added some Olympiad titles to his palmares in the winter of 2017. Both Huracan and Nico were selected for the Olympiad, based on their extensive list of achievements. They follow in the footsteps of Olympic Cannonball, 1st National Ace Pigeon and Olympiad Pigeon, whose descendants have shown to be highly gifted. Olympiad Pigeon Olympic Nico is showing to have great potential in particular, and Martial sees him as his new top breeder. This is a fantastic auction with a group of youngsters from his best breeders, as well as two racing birds.
Klaas & Rik Van Dorp Klaas & Rik (NL)
Performance pigeons & youngsters of best breeders
Klaas and his son Rik have been particularly tough to beat for quite a few years now thanks to their world class breeding birds, including most notably the pigeons of fellow fanciers Jan Ouwerkerk and Bart Geerinckx. The exceptional breeding value of the pigeons of these two grandmasters has really raised the bar for the Van Dorp combination, which has become one of Europe's top names. In this auction we have some renowned racing birds and youngsters of their best breeders, which were in fact sold on PIPA last year.
Van Houdt - Serre (BE)
Gaston van de Wouwer collection - top breeders & racing birds
The renowned team of Vanhoudt-Serre has been winning top prizes in provincial and national races repeatedly in recent years; they have a small group of racing birds with a solid palmares! Benny Vanhoudt and his partner Freddy Serre are the driving force, and Benny's son Bart provides administrative support. Vanhoudt-Serre is now selling a number of their racing birds in a prestigious auction, along with some invaluable breeding birds which come directly from Gaston Van de Wouwer. This is a world class collection of pigeons!


G&C Cooper (UK)
George Special
Geoff and Catherine Cooper have helped put Great Britain on the map as a pigeon racing nation, not only with their impressive results at home but with their remarkable achievements in the international classics as well. Their stock breeder George has played a crucial role in this: no less than five generations of George descendants have been winning national victories and international top results. A select group of youngsters from this invaluable pigeon breed will be offered for sale in a top quality auction.


Rudi De Saer (BE)
Youngsters of his best breeders
Claiming national first prizes, it almost seems like an everyday task for the pigeons of Rudi De Saer. His great champions in recent seasons were Favoriet (1st Nat. Limoges olds 2015), New Tours (1st Nat. Cahors 2014), New Jens (1st Nat. Limoges 2012) and Antonio (1st Nat. Souillac 2012). These three pigeons have been winning countless first prizes and championship and ace pigeon titles. The De Saer pigeon breed has led to great results in other loft as well, which explains why the De Saer bloodlines are more popular than ever. Guy Van der Auwera achieved some great results with the De Saer pigeons in 2017. Rudi is now selling youngsters of all of his best breeders in a fantastic auction.


Maarten Huijsmans (NL)
Youngsters of his best breeders
Maarten Huijsmans is without doubt the most sensational middle distance fancier in The Netherlands in recent years. He claimed the following championship in the past three seasons:
2015; 2nd national champion middle distance
2016; 1st national champion middle distance
2017; 2nd national champion middle distance
Has any fancier been more successful in the middle distance in The Netherlands or Belgium? Not very likely. The stock dam of this breed is Miss Universe, the dam of 27 first prize winners and the grandmother of several other stars. Her best grandchildren are Olympic Roel (Olympiad Pigeon), Blue Diamond (3 x fastest overall of +13,000 pigeons on average), Doutzen (2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon WHZB and 1st NPO) and Super Jaarling (1st NPO). Six exclusive youngsters from some of his greatest champions will be sold in auction; these come straight from one of Holland's very best pigeon families.


Verweij-de Haan (NL)
Milos special with probably the first youngster ever from Milos x Miss Milos
The world class pigeon breed of Michel Verweij and Peter De Haan has shown its potential repeatedly in the international classics. The descendants of the Toon dynasty and other top breeders like Olympic Heintje have managed to excel season after season both in the afternoon and morning releases. Balotelli became world famous as the winner of a 1st Nat. Bordeaux, and other champions such as Milos, Red Rose and Batman have done great as a racing or breeding bird as well. A group of youngsters from all of the best breeders and racing birds of Verweij-De Haan will be put up for auction. Especially for this event Michel and Peter will be sellling two youngsters in bis, and these are in fact the very first youngsters from Milos x Miss Milos.
Roger Debusschere (BE)
Youngsters of his best breeders
Roger has several first prize winners and provincial, zonal and national ace pigeons on his palmares, and he has provided many other fanciers with great champions as well. This clearly shows the level of quality and the many top class bloodlines in Roger Debusschere's Royal Collection. The direct pigeons of Gaby Vandenabeele have played a prominent role recently, including the bloodlines of Rudy, Royal Blue, Returned Bliksem, Rambo II, Nicky, etc. Roger is now selling a group of high value pigeons on PIPA, in what promises to be a top quality auction.