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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Greek, Roman & Byzantine coins, [including] a Judea, First Revolt against Rome, silver shekel, chalice, rev. stem of three pomegranates; [and] a Probus, gold quinarius, Rome, laureate, cuirassed bust; rev. Mars running, carrying spear and shield; [also] numismatic books, [etc.] ... [05/25/1988]
1988 May 25
# of Lots: 496
Historical medals : the John Pinches archive collection : Part I, [including] a George V pattern crown, 1910, by Allan Gairdner Wyon, obv. bare head left, rev. St. George on prancing horse slaying dragon; [also] English and foreign coins, [including] Islamic, Oriental, and other Eastern coins ... [07/06/1988]
1988 Jul 06
# of Lots: 651
English & foreign coins, [including] the Fiftieth Anniversary of Railways Act, 1971, set of four gold medals, published by Overton Farrell; [etc.] ... a series of numerous valuable krugerrands [and other] South African coins, [also] enamelled coins, [etc.] ... [09/07/1988]
1988 Sep 07
# of Lots: 529
English and foreign coins, [including] an Elizabeth II proof set, 1980; a Scotland, James VI, rider, 1594, equestrian portrait, rev. crowned shield; [and] an Ireland, James I, gunmoney proof shilling, 1690; [and] 45 lots of Mexican coins, part of a hoard discovered in the Far East; [etc.] ... [11/23/1988]
1988 Nov 23
# of Lots: 322
English, Islamic and foreign coins, [including] further staters from the \Chute Hoard\, second find, summer, 1986; a Sir Winston Churchill, death, 1965, gold medal, by Kovaks for Spink & Son; a U.S.A. dollar, 1799, 13 stars; [also] many proof and miscellaneous coin sets, [etc.] ... [12/15/1988]
1988 Dec 15
# of Lots: 318