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 English and [mostly] foreign coins, in gold, silver and bronze, [including] several Portuguese Colonial coins; a complete set of small cents in a Whitman folder, 1857-1909 (58 coins); China cash \swords\ used in connection with good luck ceremonies; [etc.] ... [02/14/1968]
1968 Feb 14
# of Lots: 361
Catalogue of English and foreign coins, in gold and silver, [including] an Ancient British, Coritani stater of South Ferriby type, crude laureate bust, rev. disjointed horse; a Richard III (1483-5) angel, boar's head both sides; a William IV proof two-pounds, 1831, ... [09/25/1968]
1968 Sep 25
# of Lots: 313
Catalogue of English coins, in gold, silver and copper; [including] a Henry IV York noble, annulet issue; a Queen Anne five-guineas piece, 1709, larger lettering; [as well as] a collection of sovereigns of the London, Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth mints; [etc.] ... [11/13/1968]
1968 Nov 13
# of Lots: 384
Catalogue of coins of the world, in gold and silver, [including] Ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine gold and silver, crowns of the Spanish Empire in Europe, British Colonial, [as well as] English gold, silver, and copper, [and] a further series of ancient and foreign coins, etc. ... [11/27/1968]
1968 Nov 27
# of Lots: 551