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 and foreign coins, in gold, silver, and bronze, including a Henry VIII, first coinage, sovereign, king enthroned, portcullis at his feet; a Charles II, hammered coinage, first issue, Unite, crown, without mark of value and inner circle; [and] a Victoria, set of three pattern crowns, 1887, by J.R.Thomas, for Spink & Son, in silver with plain edge; [etc.] ... [06/25/1969]
1969 Jun 25
# of Lots: 333
Catalogue of English coins, in gold, silver and bronze, [including] a collection of British coins, formed by Dr. G[eorge] H[illary] [Lanyon] Bullmore of Kingston; [also] Edward VI to Charles I halfcrowns and shillings from the Sheerness Hoard (1968) ... [07/09-10/1969]
1969 Jul 09 -
1969 Jul 10
# of Lots: 814
Catalogue of an important collection of Chinese & Far Eastern coins, [formerly the property of A.V. Corsino, of Rio de Janiero, and containing both Imperial Dragon and Republican coinage], in gold and silver; coins of Europe & the Americas, ... [11/13-14/1969]
1969 Nov 13 -
1969 Nov 14
# of Lots: 857