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 ancient & modern coins, [including] a George II five guineas piece, 1729, EIC below bust; a George IV pattern five pound piece, 1826; a Charles II 1663 proof crown struck in gold, eleven strings to harp; [and] a gold prize medal of Trinity College, ... [02/28/1950]
1950 Feb 28
# of Lots: 202
Catalogue of the numismatic library formed by the late L.A. Lawrence, Esq., F.R.C.S. ... [05/18/1950]
1950 May 18
# of Lots: 164
Catalogue of ancient & modern coins, [including] important platinum and gold French medals of Louis XVIII, sold by direction of His Grace the Duke of Wellington, [as well as] Byzantine, English and foreign gold coins, silver coins, [and] numismatic books and cabinets ... [09/07/1950]
1950 Sep 07
# of Lots: 239
Catalogue of the important numismatic collection formed by the late Herbert M[uspratt] Lingford : Part I : Charles I silver pound and ten-shilling pieces, crown pieces of Great Britain and Ireland, including gold and silver patterns, ... Bank of England and private tokens, [etc.] ... [10/24/1950]
1950 Oct 24
# of Lots: 839
Catalogue of military and naval medals and decorations, [containing] a very fine George VI military medal; [and] also military books and historical records, [including] the \Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research,\ Vols. 3 to 12, 1924-33, quarterly ... [12/01/1950]
1950 Dec 01
# of Lots: 261
Catalogue of ancient & modern coins, including ancient, English and foreign gold, specimen sets, gold medals, [and] Spanish silver, [and containing] a Greek Ptolemy VI Philometor octodrachm of Arsinoë II; [and] a Brazilian gold bar dated 1813 from the Goyaz Mint; [etc.] ... [12/14/1950]
1950 Dec 14
# of Lots: 286