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Geoff’s first newspaper article was July 18th 1969 in the Leicester Advertiser  - he has since appeared in thousands of newspapers, collectors press and general magazines worldwide.  The first TV appearance was on 8 September 1981 on BBC1 Midlands Today followed closely by ATV Today on 14 September 1981 and he has been on both BBC and ITV Central on a number of occasions over the years..  Other television programmes the couple have appeared on include:

 

Anglia TV - Yorkshire TV - Birmingham Live TV

 

BBC Midlands Today - 14 August 1974 - live in the studio with Tom Coyne

Collecting Now – 1983

Collectors Corner – 1983

BBC2 Take a Break (with Simon Bates - live from BBC Pebble Mill, Birmingham) – 1988

Central TV – Something to Treasure 1986

BBC2 Pamela Armstrong Show 1987 (with Tony Curtis)

1987 TV AM Breakfast Programme

ITV This Morning (with Richard & Judy featuring (Kennedy's Secret Kingdom) –18th Sept. 1991

Allsorts (Kevin Duawlli) – Channel 4 – January 1992

Noel’s Addicts – 23rd June 1992

ITV "The Time The Place" with Mike Scott - 3rd March 1993 - Discussion on Hobbies

Central News - 2nd February 1995 with the buses

A Feature Film - Room for Romeo Brass - Filmed in August 1998 but released March 2000

ITV Central News - 13th September 1999

GMTV – 14th September 1999 - featuring the model bus collection

BBC TV – Blue Peter – 9th February 2000

Collectors Lot - Channel 4 - 2nd October 2000

Channel 4 - Richard & Judy Show - 13th November 2002

BBC Midlands Today - 22nd February 2003

ITV – Des & Mel Show – 28 September 2003

ITV – Live on This Morning launching Guinness World Records Book 2004 – 24th September 2003

Sky TV Documentary – 17 November 2005  - The Secret Life of Suburbia

GMTV - 23 October 2007 (live from our house)

Central News - 14th November 2007  and 17th September 2008

ITV - This Morning with Philip Schofield/Fern Britton and Paul Ross - Weird World - 7 Jan 2008

 

Geoff has been on hundreds of radio programmes and stations across the UK over the years talking about his models and collecting and Beacon Radio, BBC Radio Birmingham and also BBC Radio WM have broadcast programmes live from his home.

 

Since being on Live This Morning in September 2003 when he received his first Guinness World Record Certificate, Geoff has appeared extensively worldwide on TV programmes  including: on GMTV Live from our house on 23 October 2007 and live again on This Morning 7th  January 2008.   Following this we have been on numerous TV programmes Worldwide.

 

1972-1985

Celebrity Clips taken at early shows organised by Joe Weston-Webb (Leicester) assisted by Geoff Price who organised the vehicle sections and brought along his miniature coach and 1950 Bedford OB Touring Coach to the events.

GENERAL TV/FILM PICTURES

"ON THE BUSES" - NOEL'S ADDICTS BBC1 TV- 23rd June 1992

Memories of happier times when Geoff and Linda were invited to be on Noel's Addicts with their 1951 Leyland Royal Tiger Miniature Coach along with part of their model collection which was filmed at the BBC TV Studios at Pebble Mill, Birmingham in front of a live audience.  The programme started with Noel Edmonds driving on set in the miniature coach with Stephen Lewis aka "Blakey" from "On the Buses" asking him where he was going with this bus.  The programme went out on the 23rd June 1992 and it should be noted that sadly Stephen Lewis passed away on the 13th August 2015 aged 88 years.  Most people will remember the On the Buses programmes and films.

 

Geoff & Linda with "Blakey" and Noel Edmonds driver

Sky 1 Documentary - 17 November 2005 - The Secret Life of Suburbia - On The Road

 

This documentary has been shown on numerous Sky TV channels - below is just a few stills taken from the programme.  It features Geoff, Linda and boys at home with the model bus collection followed by their work life which showcases the Walsall Classic Car Show.

 Model Bus Collectors

 

Over the years we have been involved with many fellow collectors worldwide.  Exchanging both information and models with many, too numerous to mention.  A few from our very early days are Roman Villaderars Curbello from Gran Canaria who we visited a number of times in the early 1980's and we obtained from him many spanish models as his collection was very limited to the models he could obtain on the island.

Casper Bohme from Eindhoven, Holland

 

A friend who first visited our home in Tividale in the early 1980's whilst he was working for DAF Buses and we obtained many promotional items and models from him from countries that his work took him to including Pakistan, Germany, Denmark plus many others.  We had visited his home to see his collection in Holland on a number of occasions and in March 2003 he decided to trim his collection down and we then obtained many items for our collection from him.

THE NEW YORK CONNECTION

 

Geoff has been corresponding with American collectors for many years.  One of the earliest being  Glenn Brown who still collects model buses today but in the mid 1990's sold numerous sections of his collection totalling some 1,917 items to Geoff including, plastic school buses, wooden buses, christmas decorations, card buses, ceramic buses, novelty buses, and San Francisco Trams in all shapes and sizes.

 

In November 2002 we were invited to view the superb collection of Paul Kantor who also lived in New York as he was going to dispose of it and wanted us to have the first opportunity to acquire models to add to our own collection.  This was a privilege and his collection included many ceramic cookie jars, tinplate toys, plastic toys, money boxes, tins, cardboard models and unusual items all being bus related.  A total of 134 models were obtained and we managed to bring them all back with us on the plane with excess luggage/parcels.  On this visit we met up with collector Joe Caronetti who lived in the Bronx and had the pleasure of visiting his collection.

Peter Davey from Bristol

 

A lifetime friend we have known Peter and his wife Teresa since 1977 when we met him at the Toy & Train Exhibition at Solihull Civic Hall  and the early days of the Gloucester Toy Fair and have since exchanged hundreds of models between ourselves and Peter was at the first Sandwell Historic Vehicle Parade and Show with his full size Bristol D/D Bus.  Recently Geoff has again obtained a number of items from Peter who is cutting down on his models to concentrate on his love of Bristol Tramways.

Bill Whittaker of West Bromwich

 

Former Coach operator Bill Whittaker of West Bromwich has been one of our closest friends for over 35 years, known for not just his previous coach business but also the buses he has preserved including Bedford OB, Bedford ML, Guernsey Open Top Tram, 2 Open Top Minibuses and 5 Replica London General Buses that he has operated at events across the Midlands for around 33 years and three of these are still working today.  Geoff appreciates the enormous help and assistance Bill has given over the years in searching models but also transporting, restoring and garages some of the miniature coaches in his collection.   Bill also has a number of model buses and miniature coaches of his own.

In order to contact us

Geoff and Linda Price
9 Newquay Road  

Park Hall

Walsall

West Midlands

WS5 3EL

Tel: 01922 643385

Email: transtar@talk21.com

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