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 important collection of Greek gold and silver coins, including Macedonian, Seleucidan, Phoenecian, Judean, Arabian, Persian, Parthian, Egyptian, & Sassanian, the property of a nobleman, [Count De Laval] ... [Catalogued by G. Muller] ... [04/18-20/1955]
1955 Apr 18 -
1955 Apr 20
# of Lots: 1277
Catalogue of English & foreign coins, [including] a Queen Anne five guineas piece, 1706; 17 George IV proof 1826 coins; Colonial gold coins, gold and silver commemorative medals, ... [and] books, [such as] Henry Cohen's 'Medailles Imperiales', 8 volumes, 2nd ed., 1892; [etc.] ... [05/11/1955]
1955 May 11
# of Lots: 351
Catalogue of English and foreign coins, in gold and silver, [including] gold commemorative medals, [such as] a Royal Society large gold medal, 1833, by W. Wyon, obv. bust of William IV, rev. standing figure of Newton; [as well as] a silver vase, inlaid with twelve gold coins ... [10/10/1955]
1955 Oct 10
# of Lots: 270
Catalogue of English and foreign coins, in gold and silver, including numerous coins of Charles I from the Weymouth and Salisbury mints, consigned by J. R[alph] Vincent; [etc.,] also cabinets, including a beautifully made leather coin carrying case, [with] six trays on runners ... [12/01/1955]
1955 Dec 01
# of Lots: 319