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 military & naval medals, the properties of the late Sir Charles Oman, K.B.E.; ... G.W. Harrison, Esq.; ... H. James, Esq.; and others ...; [as well as] the collection of regimental badges and buttons formed by the late J.B. Nightingale, Esq., of Guernsey ... [02/26/1947]
1947 Feb 26
# of Lots: 240
Catalogue of ancient & modern coins, including Greek coins; the Carrall collection of Chinese and Corean coins, including a small collection of Annamese and Japanese coins, [etc.]; [as well as English and foreign coins] from the [W. Waite] Sanderson collection; ... [03/25/1947]
1947 Mar 25
# of Lots: 176
Catalogue of military and naval medals and decorations, including an autographed letter from Florence Nightingale, dated June 18, 1856, from the General Hospital, Balaclava, respecting the accomodation, on the passage home from the Crimea, of some of her nurses ... [05/21/1947]
1947 May 21
# of Lots: 228
Catalogue of ancient & modern coins, including English silver coins from 1664-1714, containing a crown of 1666, second bust ... with elephant under bust; halfcrown of 1666, third bust, with elephant under bust; William III provincial mints with initial letter under bust; [etc.] ... [07/02/1947]
1947 Jul 02
# of Lots: 274
Catalogue of a collection of gold and silver coins and tokens, the property of W.S. Carroll, Esq.; [as well as] the collection of the late B.J. Wolfenden, A.M.I.C.E., [containing] crowns, half crowns, shillings, sixpences, proofs, cabinets, and numismatic books ... [09/23/1947]
1947 Sep 23
# of Lots: 192
Catalogue of ancient & modern coins, including the medal of the National Rifle Association and the Rifle Association of Western India; a Booksellers' Exchange medal, 1836; \Work and Pray\, an 18th century medal; [as well as] an aureus of Maximianus Herculeus; [etc.] ... [12/30/1947]
1947 Dec 30
# of Lots: 246