I am sorry to have learned that Mr.Gan Wee Teck (Sea Eagle Coins and
Antiquities, Singapore) passed away on 2 July 1999.
I became acquainted with Mr. Gan on the second day after my arrival for the
13th Singapore International Coin Show. I had learned earlier that there
was a shop in Singapore specializing in ancient Chinese coins, but I was
surprised to discover that the shop was located in the same building as
the hotel in which I stayed!
Mr Gan died at the age of 76. He was formerly an accountant with an international airline and on retirement, found joy in collecting ancient Chinese coins even though he was English educated. Shortly after collecting these coins, he decided to do it as a business and initially operated from his home. After a while, he decided to buy a shop at Peninsular Shopping Centre and therein began Sea Eagle Coins and Antiquities.