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 ancient and modern coins, including a James I rose ryal; an extremely rare mohur of Oudh, Amjad-Ali, Shah, 1261; a large pattern ruble of Russia, in bronzed copper, of Catherine II; an Argetine gold onza, 1832; [as well as] early military and naval medals ... [08/31/1942]
1942 Aug 31
# of Lots: 266
Catalogue of ancient and modern coins, [including] a collection of 55 pennies of Edward I and II, Alexander II of Scotland, and counterfeit sterlings, ... from the T[ut]bury find, 1831; [and] a Charles II five guineas piece, 1670; [as well as] cabinets, etc. ... [09/28/1942]
1942 Sep 28
# of Lots: 227
Catalogue of antique and modern coins, [sold] by order of the executors of the late [landscape painter] P[hilip] Wilson Steer, O.M., [containing some] ancient British [and] Anglo Gallic coins, A.D. 1362-1461; [as well as] the property of [another] collector ... [10/22/1942]
1942 Oct 22
# of Lots: 313
Catalogue of ancient & modern coins, [including] a collection of Scottish coins, the property of the late J.N.G. Wallworth; [and also containing] a Chinese gold 40 dollar piece struck at the Government Mint on the accession of President Tsao Kun, 1923; [etc.] ... [12/17/1942]
1942 Dec 17
# of Lots: 259