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 Part I of the important collection of Norman and Plantagenet coins, from the Conquest of William I in 1066, to the Reform of Edward III in 1351, formed by the late F[rancis] Elmore Jones, Esq. ... [Catalogued by P.D. Mitchell ... Photographed by P.F. Purvey] ... [04/13/1983]
1983 Apr 13
# of Lots: 275
Catalogue of English hammered silver coins, [containing] a collection of Anglo-Saxon and Norman coins, from the Reform of Edgar to Henry I, collected by mint and or type, (most are represented); [as well as] a collection of coins of Stephen, 1135-1154; [and] other properties ... [09/21/1983]
1983 Sep 21
# of Lots: 216
Catalogue of a collection of the coins of the Netherlands, in gold & silver, [including] a Holland, Province, 28-stuivers, 1694, struck in gold, very rare; [and] a Kingdom of Holland, William I (1815-1840) 1-Gulden, 1840, new type (Sch. 308), very fine; [etc.] ... [10/26/1983]
1983 Oct 26
# of Lots: 253