Last Saturday evening was the Gouden Duif gala evening in Broechem-Raanst, Antwerp. This is one of the high lights of many fanciers calendar and once again it was a great occasion with the usual top class organisation from De Duif.
We left at 11 pm but the ‘evening’ was just getting underway with most sensible fanciers leaving around 4 am the next morning..
Auctioneer Gust Raeymakers conducted a spectacular record breaking auction that began with a bird donated by Guido Loockx (€3300) and that set the scene for some further high priced birds that was equally matched by their quality..for example Günter Prange (€8500), Comb. Verbree (€4000), Dirk Dan Dyck (€4500), Danny Van Dyck (€4500),Gerard Koopman (€4000), Gerard & Bas Verkerk (€3000), Chris Hebberecht (€3600), Eddy Janssens (€3300), Gebr. Scheele (€3600), Marcel Wouters (€8000), Willem de Bruĳn (€4000), Cor de Heĳde (€5000), Jan Hooymans (€6000), Comb. Atema (€4500), Comb.Van Wanrooĳ (€3600) and Leo Heremans-Paul Huysmans (€8470).
The last Lot was Belg12-6325886 a fantastic son of “Cow Girl” from Rik Hermans (the nest brother to one of our new breeders Belg12:6325887~ ‘Bronco’) – and was sold for the record price of €22.000 that was met by spontaneous applause from the audience.
Until next year….