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 the collection of Anglo-Gallic, ancient British, English, and Scottish coins, formed by the late F.J. Shand, Esq. ...
1949 Mar 08 -
1949 Mar 09
# of Lots: 544
Catalogue of ancient & modern coins, including a U.S.A., Essai-Ducatoon, 1946 (United Nations World Monetary Unit); George IV proof crown, 1826; Bonomi's pattern crown, 1837, in silver; [also containing many] shillings and smaller coins; [etc.] ... [05/30-31/1949]
1949 May 30 -
1949 May 31
# of Lots: 438
Catalogue of ancient & modern coins, including the property of A[lbert] Victor Cresser, Esq.; [and also containing] a James I angel, third coinage, trefoil (1624) and both Cromwell and Charles II pattern broads; [as well as] a George III pattern by Mills and Mudie, laureate bust; [etc.] ... [09/20/1949]
1949 Sep 20
# of Lots: 248
Catalogue of the collection of British & foreign coins and medals, the property of the Right Hon. Earl of Ducie, [containing] an Edward VI sovereign of the Southwark mint; a gold medal of Hedwich Eleanora, Queen of Sweden; [and] an Elizabeth Portcullis dollar (1600); [etc.] ... [10/05/1949]
1949 Oct 05
# of Lots: 155
Catalogue of a collection of naval & military medals, formed by the late H.J. Loxley, Esq. ... [10/12-13/1949]
1949 Oct 12 -
1949 Oct 13
# of Lots: 449