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 the property of a lady; a farthing token of Worcester; a Warwickshire penny token; a James I oval pendant badge with ... the figure of St. Andrew; a gold medal for St. Jean d'Acre; a collection of long service medals to various regiments; [etc.] ... [01/26/1922]
1922 Jan 26
# of Lots: 265
Catalogue of a very valuable collection of war medals and decorations, ... [many being from] the Great War, 1914-1918; a collection of orders of knighthood, formed by Mr. Hilmar Stephany, including a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Red Eagle; a case containing five decorations of the Empress Zita of Austria; an enamelled badge of the Order of the Golden Fleece; [etc.] ... [02/22/1922]
1922 Feb 22
# of Lots: 207
Catalogue of a very valuable collection of coins & medals, containing [coins], the property of a lady; [as well as] orders of knighthood, [including] a Grand Cross Badge of the Japanese Order of the Paulownia [Flower]; enamelled badge and breast star of the Order of the Plum Flower of [K]orea; [etc.] ... [03/16/1922]
1922 Mar 16
# of Lots: 359
Catalogue of a very valuable collection of coins & medals, including medals published by the Corporation of the City of London in commemoration of visits of the Emperor and Empress of France, ... and others; coins of ancient kingdoms, Parthia, Bactria, Persia, Arabia, &c. ... [05/11/1922]
1922 May 11
# of Lots: 443
Catalogue of a collection of coins & medals, formed by J. Armstrong Foster, Esq. of Chestwood, Barnstaple; [as well as] an important collection of orders of knighthood, the property of an officer, including [a] collar, badge and breast star of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre; [an] Order of the Gold Umbrella, with mandate of the King of Burma; [etc.] ... [06/20/1922]
1922 Jun 20
# of Lots: 450
Catalogue of a collection of coins & medals, the property of E.H.E. Dalrymple, Esq., of Dominica, [British West] Indies, [and others, including] a Rudolph II three thaler piece, 1604; a gold badge of the military order of the Loyal Legion, United States, [etc.] ... [07/26/1922]
1922 Jul 26
# of Lots: 360