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 English gold and silver coins, the property of Commander J.B. Spurgin, R.N., including a spur ryal, M.M. escallop (1606), king standing on ship; as well as the property of H. Trotter, Esq., containing an Edward III noble, 1360-69, with flag and C; [etc.] ... [01/14/1944]
1944 Jan 14
# of Lots: 245
Catalogue of British & foreign, ancient & modern coins, and a collection of antique watches, the property of S. Littler, Esq., Leigh, Lancashire, [the latter containing] a gold keyless chronograph, repeating hours, quarters and minutes, with Austrian crown and monogram in diamonds ... [10/12/1944]
1944 Oct 12
# of Lots: 162