10 years cooperation between EXPOGolebie/Poland – International PigeonMarket Kassel/Germany

From 12th to 14th of January the Organizing Team of the ITM Kassel was present with an Info-Stand at the EXPOGolebie in Sosnowiec near Katowice/Poland – the most important exhibition for the polish pigeon fanciers. This event is on the one hand an international pigeon fair and on the other hand the national racing pigeon exhibition. As a very nice act of courtesy the organizers of the EXPOGolebie handed over to Irma Kreutzfeldt (the organizer of the ITM Kassel)  a wonderful engraved glass cup with thanks for the excellent cooperation during the last 10 years. Such an international cooperation between the organizers of racing pigeon exhibitions can only be of advantage for both,  pigeon fanciers and exhibitors – this was proved by the increasing number of visitors and sales results in Kassel and Sosnowiec.


Shake hands between the organizers of the Voorjaarsbeurs Houten (NL) and the International PigeonMarket Kassel (D) !

Last weekend in Dortmund at the occasion of the DBA Proffsport and TaubenMarkt/Die Sporttaube came to an agreement upon a stipendium for the spring fair in Houten. Exhibitors have the opportunity to place adverts in the wellknown international monthly magazine ‘TaubenMarkt/Die Sporttaube’. This magazine will be read by thousands of subcribers worldwide and more than that thousands of copies will be given for free to the visitors of the Voorjaarsbeurs Houten on 3rd and 4th of March, 2018.

We are very happy about this extraordinary cooperation!

Auction “EUROPEAN SUPERSTARS Olympiad & Ace Pigeons Special 2017!”

Traditionally, the event programme offered visitors from all over the world an exceptional auction. European top strikes came to Kassel with two to four breeding pigeons each. These were either children or siblings of Olympic participants or national ace pigeons and national winners. Participants with sound-sounding names were D., F., N. Schlechtriem, Roland and Denis Faber, Hagedorn-Becker, Schlief-Stiens, Andreas Drapa, E. u. C. Börger, Kersting and others. Söhne, Dirk de Beer, Dieter Wöhr, Hartmut Will, SG Feldotto, Tino Bergemann, the Herbots family, Luc van Mechelen, Koen van Roy, Flanders Collection, Leo Heremans and Paul Huls.

The auctioneer was Gerald Mack (Amazing Wings). He is one of the most recognized auctioneers in the European racing pigeon sport.

As in previous years, Peter Kocks took over the organisation of the auction. Peter has been a carrier pigeon fancier for more than 50 years and is publisher of the internet portal www.brieftauben-markt.de. The auction was announced and advertised beforehand via the magazine “TaubenMarkt/Die Sporttaube” as well as via the internet portals www.brieftauben-markt.de, www.taubenmarkt-kassel.de and www.herbots.com. The participating breeders, the pigeons and successes were presented editorially. In addition, each participant had been shown percussion and pigeon impressions in a photo collage on the Internet and during the auction.

Peter Kock’s national and international contacts promised the best pigeon material, as can easily be recognized by the names of the participants. And that’s how it happened. If there were more than 3,000 more interested parties in the auction hall at the auction in 2016, this figure is likely to have been at least 1,000 more this year. The most expensive pigeon was awarded the contract at 3,600 €. It was a young pigeon from the “Arthur” of the SG Feldotto. She moved to the Magdeburg area. The average auction proceeds of all pigeons were 783 €. The bids for the German pigeons were interestingly higher than for the Belgian pigeons, an indication of the appreciation that the German carrier pigeon enjoys among sports fans.