One of my first dealer “haunt“ was Stanley Gibbons. Who would not be charmed by the oldest stamp dealer brand in the world? I rummaged through the then ubiquitous “Yellow Pages” - looking out foe the stamps section. There it was… complete with phone number and address. And with it I located all the other otherwise anonymous dealers on our tiny island state.
I vividly recall my maiden trip to Marina Square. The SG shop was tugged away in one of the corners, with bright lightings and presentation. As I stepped in as a young secondary school kid, a pair of eyes scanned my “amateurish” appearance - that was Mr Lim, the man in charge.