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)!
17/07/2009 - Saturday the 4th of July is the day that will forever be written in ‘golden letters’ by the van Houten family from IJsselstein. A day on which they accumulated ‘eternal fame’ by winning the 1° International Barcelona 27.627 p., when their ‘Nellie’ (NL05-1111734) was clocked at precisely 10h39’37” in this top classic of the skies.