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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A comprehensive collection of British gold coins from George III to Elizabeth II, 1760-1970, including a George III pattern two guineas, 1768, by Tanner, George III pattern five and two pounds pieces, 1820, by Pistrucci, and other currency, pattern and proof coins ... [05/12/1976]
1976 May 12
# of Lots: 227
Catalogue of ancient, English and foreign coins, in gold, silver, & copper, [including] Anlgo-Saxon, Scottish, and tokens, ... [07/20-21/1976]
1976 Jul 20 -
1976 Jul 21
# of Lots: 686
Catalogue of English and foreign coins, in gold, silver, & copper [including] four Richard II London nobles, of different types; a Queen Victoria proof half-sovereign, 1887, S below shield for Sydney mint; a Colombia, Ferdinand VII, 8-Escudos, 1816, Popayan, moneyer; ... [11/10/1976]
1976 Nov 10
# of Lots: 318