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 and medals, including the properties of a gentleman; and [another] gentleman, and containing a catalogue of the Roman coins in the British Museum; as well as the properties of the late Col. Mainwaring; and M. Tissot, [etc.] ... [03/24/1926]
1926 Mar 24
# of Lots: 452
Catalogue of a very valuable collection of coins and medals, including the properties of Mr. G.W. Turner, late of Zanzibar; the property of S.J. Wright, Esq.; and an officer, and containing the silver medal of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition [etc.] ... [06/01/1926]
1926 Jun 01
# of Lots: 425
Catalogue of a very valuable collection of coins and medals, including the properties of D. Mirrielees, Esq.; A. MacDonald; a foreign artist; [and] the collection formed by Col. Sir William Sergeant, C.B., [and containing] the Murdoch collection of bound auction catalogues, [etc.] ... [06/29/1926]
1926 Jun 29
# of Lots: 293
Catalogue of a very valuable collection of coins and medals, including the property of a lady, as well as other properties, and containing a medal of Lord Anson's defeat of the French fleet off Cape Finisterre, and the Ipswich Conder's halfpenny token, of 1796 ... [09/29/1926]
1926 Sep 29
# of Lots: 261
Catalogue of a very valuable collection of English coins, etc., including a pattern broad, by Rawlins, an Oxford Mint three pound piece, a Pontefract Siege piece, a Cromwell the Protector broad, [and] a James II proof of the Irish gunmoney half-crown, 1690 ... [11/24/1926]
1926 Nov 24
# of Lots: 263
Catalogue of a very valuable collection of coins and medals, including numerous war medals and decorations, and also the coin properties of E. Rolfe, Esq.; and L. Barber, Esq., as well as medals and plaques formerly the property of the late Lord Kelvin, P.C. ... [12/20/1926]
1926 Dec 20
# of Lots: 444