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 a very valuable collection of coins & medals, including Romano British, second brass of Hadrian; eighteenth century tokens, including a King's Theater Haymarket penny; miscellaneous relics of Admiral Lord Nelson, including a Davenport vase and a snuff box; Indian chief's silver medal, 1814; [etc] ... [01/21/1909]
1909 Jan 21
# of Lots: 354
Catalogue of a very valuable collection of coins & medals, including the property of W. Pease, Esq. of Lostwithiel, deceased; G.H. Taylor, deceased; [and] a collection of war medals and decorations, the property of E.H. Crofton, Esq., Marlton House, Wicklow ... [07/20/1909]
1909 Jul 20
# of Lots: 554
Catalogue of a very valuable collection of coins & medals, including the Abyssinian Order of Solomon's Seal; Decoration of the Crystal Button, ... Chinese War, 1860; an important group of medals awarded to the celebrated Arctic explorer, Sir Alexander Armstrong, K.C.B., Medical Director of the Navy; [etc.] ... [10/28/1909]
1909 Oct 28
# of Lots: 381
Catalogue of a very valuable collection of coins & medals, including the Gold Medal of the Guelphic Order, instituted 1815, in commemoration of the Battle of Waterloo; George III Medal to Indian Warriors, Lion and Wolf; Indian Chief's Silver Medal, given by the Dominion of Canada, Indian Treaty No. 5, 1875; [etc.] ... [11/25/1909]
1909 Nov 25
# of Lots: 390