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 war medals [and] decorations, including the Royal Red Cross (George V) 1914 Star, war medal and victory medal with oak leaf, awarded to Miss. E.S. Newton, Civ. Hosp. Res.; [and] an old Spode egg stand, with crest of the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars ... [03/07/1941]
1941 Mar 07
# of Lots: 162
Catalogue of antique and modern coins, medals, etc., including war medals, the property of the late Captain J.F. Meredith (first part); [and also containing] an Arsinoe II octodrachm, a Drury Lane Theater gold pass, [and] Siamese boat money, in gold, [etc.] ... [04/04/1941]
1941 Apr 04
# of Lots: 250
Catalogue of Greek, Roman, Byzantine, British, and colonial, tokens, and foreign coins, historical medals, numismatic books, etc., the collection of coins of the late Rev. W.L. Gantz, Abbotts House, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, (second portion: British series, etc.) ... [06/23/1941]
1941 Jun 23
# of Lots: 1242
Catalogue of a collection of antique and modern coins, medals, [including] a [further] collection of Spanish dollars, countermarked with the bust of George III, for currency in Britain; [and] a set of lots sold on behalf of the Red Cross Fund, and St. John Fund ... [10/31/1941]
1941 Oct 31
# of Lots: 210