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 & modern coins, including a Scottish Alexander III sterling, Kinghorn, type V, extremely fine and rare; [as well as] curious currencies [such as] Fiji, orange Cowrie money; [and] Melanesia, shell and tooth money, three complete necklaces; [etc.] ... [05/27/1952]
1952 May 27
# of Lots: 265
Catalogue of ancient & modern coins, [including] English gold coins, [such as] a Henry VI restored (1470-71) Bristol angel; [and] a commemorative medal by T. Pingo of George III's accession, 25th October, 1760; [as well as numerous] Greek and Roman coins, [etc.] ... [09/11/1952]
1952 Sep 11
# of Lots: 280
Catalogue of military & naval medals and decorations, [including] a collection of military general service medals, 1793-1814, including pairs, (M.G.S. & Waterloo---M.G.S. & Army of India), a Field Officer's gold medal, and a rare and interesting officer's group; [and] other properties ... [10/10/1952]
1952 Oct 10
# of Lots: 230