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 railway pass of the Chairman of the Lima State Railway, handsomely damascened in gold on steel; an antique silver-guilt Masonic Badge, and a cast and chased medal of Justus Lipsius, dated 1601; [etc.] ... [01/18/1907]
1907 Jan 18
# of Lots: 276
Catalogue of collections of coins & medals, including Ancient Chinese cash, some issued in the 12 century; Ancient Chinese \knife\ and \shirt\ money; Ancient Chinese charms and amulets, including an example of \fish\ money; various tracts and pamphlets on Chinese coins, including the reprint by Li Kuei of coins in the Imperial Treasury; [etc.] ... [07/23/1907]
1907 Jul 23
# of Lots: 241