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, & copper, [including] collections of pattern Britannia groats, [as well as those of] William IV and Queen Victoria; a small collection of Russian coins; [and also] a collection of coins, medals and notes of modern Israel; [etc.] ... [11/07/1984]
1984 Nov 07
# of Lots: 396
1984 Nov 21
# of Lots: 322
Catalogue of ancient, English and foreign coins, in gold, silver, & copper, [including] a collection of aes grave; [as well as] 41 Roman siliquae, a fourth selection from the Osbournby (Lincs) Hoard; [and] a William III guinea, 1701, plain, second bust; [etc.] ... [12/05/1984]
1984 Dec 05
# of Lots: 434