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 a very valuable collection of coins and medals, including an important collection of Anglo-Saxon pennies, the property of a gentleman; nineteenth century silver tokens, the property of W.J. Davis, C.H.; [and] the decorations of Colonel Gideon Gorrequar ... [01/22/1925]
1925 Jan 22
# of Lots: 436
Catalogue of a very valuable collection of coins and medals, including the property of a gentleman, containing British and colonial gold, silver, and copper, [and also] a pair of steel dies used for striking the silver medal of Michael V., Prince of Wallachia ... [03/02/1925]
1925 Mar 02
# of Lots: 248
Catalogue of a very valuable collection of coins and medals, including the property of C.A. Halliday, Esq., and various other properties, and containing English medals, such as a Charles II Christ's Hospital scholar's badge, of 1672; and Roman gold, such as an octodrachm of Arsinoe II ... [10/21/1925]
1925 Oct 21
# of Lots: 363
Catalogue of a very valuable collection of coins and medals, including nineteenth century provincial tokens, with reference to Dalton's Silver Token Coinage; duplicates from an Oriental collection; a collection of old Masonic decorations, the property of a gentlemanl ... [12/17/1925]
1925 Dec 17
# of Lots: 438