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 seventeeth century tokens of ... Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Chester, Cornwall, Devon, Essex, Gloucester, Kent, Northamptonshire, Oxon, Somerset, Warwickshire, Worcester, Middlesex, London, Ireland, and Dungarven; [etc.] ... [01/27/1916]
1916 Jan 27
# of Lots: 388
Catalogue of a very valuable collection of coins & medals, including a large gold medal, presented by the Life Saving Association of New York to J. Horton, S.S. Teutonic, ... 1895; [and] a very fine King's Messenger Badge, William IV, ... [with] the Royal Arms painted in miniature; [etc.] ... [03/30/1916]
1916 Mar 30
# of Lots: 353
Catalogue of a very valuable collection of coins & medals, including Danish & Swedish currency of various reigns; Swiss coins of the cantons of Basle; Dutch ducatoons for Brabant, 1626; Austrian thalers of Maria Theresia; Italian currencies of various states; German thalers of Hamburg and Bavaria; Prussian double thaler, 1846; Russian rouble, 1826; [etc.] ... [07/17/1916]
1916 Jul 17
# of Lots: 552
Catalogue of a very valuable collection of coins & medals, including a large bronze medal by Bovy commemorating the French Railway Law, June 1842; copper and nickel coins of Canada, Jamaica, West Africa, Australia, India, and other British Colonies, a number uncirculated; Pingo's shilling and sixpence of 1787; [etc.] ... [12/15/1916]
1916 Dec 15
# of Lots: 287