Founded by Douglas William Glendining and acquired by Phillips Son and Neale in 1946, after which Glendining continued to operate the firm under the Glendining name. In 2001, Phillips Son and Neale merged with Bonhams & Brooks to form Bonhams.
Harrington E. Manville's Biographical Dictionary of British and Irish Numismatics (vol. 4) entry for Douglas Glendining (1863-1951) notes "British Numismatic Society founder-member. A turn-of-the-century war medal collector who left a position with Lloyds Insurance Co. in 1900 to establish the auction house of Glendining & Co. in King William Street – moving to 7 Argyll Street in 1905. At this time Sotheby’s had established almost a monopoly on the sale of important numismatic collections and Glendining’s struggled somewhat at first. Gradually however, partly through Glendining’s personal attention to collector needs and partly through the reported anti-Sotheby co-operation of S.M. Spink in the 1920s, the firm gradually overtook its rival and by the 1930s had established a practical monopoly in its turn. After the founder’s death in 1951, William C. (‘Bill’) French (1919-1986) effectively managed the firm until his own death."
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Catalogue of very valuable collections of coins, medals and decorations, including a William and Mary farthing, in copper, 1692, with long hair, as on tin coins, not in the Montague or Murdoch collections, and only three believed to be known, one being in the national collection ... [05/30/1905]
1905 May 30
# of Lots: 433
Catalogue of very valuable collections of coins, medals and decorations, including a large series of Roman coins, and electrotype copies of ancient coins, suitable for students, ... Highland relics connected to the Fraser family, the bugle used by trumpeter William Brittain, Lord Cardigan's trumpeter at the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava, [etc.] ... [11/02/1905]
1905 Nov 02
# of Lots: 350
Catalogue of very valuable collections of coins, medals and decorations, including gold and silver coins, ... of David Anderson, Esq.; the rare V.C. and Conspicuous Gallantry medal, early Indian, Peninsular, and other decorations, the property of an officer ... [11/30/1905]
1905 Nov 30
# of Lots: 397