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 Greek and Roman coins, containing a Constantine and his mother Irene solidus; English, Scottish and foreign coins, including a China ingot of fifty taels; historical medals, including a collection of Napoleonic bronze; tokens, ... [03/22/1938-03/23/1938]
1938 Mar 22 -
1938 Mar 23
# of Lots: 359
A catalogue of a choice collection of military and naval medals, formed by a private collector, including an Imperial Chinese Decoration for service against the rebels at Vi-Shun, in 1862; and a gold medal for saving life at the Hamstead Colliery Disaster, March, 1908; [etc.] ... [06/10/1938]
1938 Jun 10
# of Lots: 137
Catalogue of rare coins, numismatic books, etc., etc., [including] the collection of Stanley J. Brown, Esq., [and containing] an Oliver Cromwell medal, on his death, 1658; an United States fifty dollars piece, 1852; [and] a Bank of Montreal penny token of 1839, [etc.] ... [07/27/1938]
1938 Jul 27
# of Lots: 267
Catalogue of coins, of Magna Graecia, [and] Sicily, formed by a collector now obliged to dispose of them; [as well as others of] England, ... including gold patterns and proofs from the Ferrari collection; [and] the property of the late Capt. R.J. Marston, Victoria, British Columbia ... [10/25/1938]
1938 Oct 25
# of Lots: 280
Catalogue of tokens, coins, medals, etc., including Sussex 17th century tokens, 18th century pennies, halfpennies and farthings, bank tokens, countermarked tokens, 19th century silver and copper tokens, foreign coins and tokens, Greek and Roman gold, silver and copper, [etc.] ... [11/22/1938]
1938 Nov 22
# of Lots: 661