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 [properties] of H.J. Cunnington, Esq., Braintree; ... W.W. Sanderson, Esq., Sutton; ... Dr. A.B. Northcote; ... a Russian professor; ... a Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society; ... G.H. Dalrymple, Esq.; ... [West] Indies; [etc.] ... [02/14/1923]
1923 Feb 14
# of Lots: 464
Catalogue of a very valuable collection of coins & medals, including [the 3rd part] of the collection of Mr. W.C. Weight, of Letchworth; the property of W.J. Davis, Esq., Paris; the property of a gentleman; [a consignment] from Sofia; the property of a lady; and other owners ... [10/10/1923]
1923 Oct 10
# of Lots: 738
Catalogue of a very valuable collection of coins & medals, including the [properties] of B.W. Harris, Lynwood, Erdington; the late Sir William Watts, K.C.B.; F. Woodbridge, Esq., of Huntingdon; James Mallett, Esq., of Cullercoats, Northumberland; and Maurice Lea, deceased, of Highgate; [etc.] ... [11/20/1923]
1923 Nov 20
# of Lots: 782
Catalogue of a very valuable collection of coins & medals, including the property of O.F. Don Airth, Esq., M.B., B.Sc., of Gosforth, Northumberland; and other owners, [containing] ... a snuff box, made by Abert Smith, the entertainer, from oak saved from the Drury Lane theater fire; in the lid is inserted a silver medal of David Garrick, 1772; [etc.] ... [12/19/1923]
1923 Dec 19
# of Lots: 395