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 rare coins, war medals and fire marks, [including] gold coins from the collection of a nobleman; large silver coins of Brunswick; the property of A.R. Christopherson, Esq.; as well as fire insurance marks collected by the late D.C. Mackie, Esq. ... [05/05/1930]
1930 May 05
# of Lots: 274
Catalogue of coins and medals, including English silver coins, the property of E.I. Davys, Esq.. of Chiswick; Canadian tokens, the property of George A. Gillette, Esq., of Rochester, New York; plan of the Battle of Bladensburg, Maryland, U.S.A., 24th August, 1814; fire insurance marks ... [06/26/1930]
1930 Jun 26
# of Lots: 489
Catalogue of coins, tokens, and war medals, the properties of C.W. Escott, Esq.; silver coins of Horace W. Monckton, Esq.; early English coins of a gentleman; Mrs. Seton, of St. Leonard's-on-Sea; coins and commemorative medals, as well as naval and military medals ... [12/15/1930]
1930 Dec 15
# of Lots: 772