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 foreign coins, in gold, silver, and bronze, [containing] an Elizabeth I pound of twenty shillings; a George II, two guineas piece, 1740, intermediate head; [as well as] a collection of copper and bronze coins of George III and Victoria, including patterns and proofs; ... [02/26/1975]
1975 Feb 26
# of Lots: 388
Catalogue of English and foreign coins, in gold, silver, and copper, [including] a Commonwealth unite of 1651; [and] a William and Mary two guineas piece of 1694, elephant and castle below bust; and a William IV proof two pounds piece, 1831, edge plain; [etc.] ... [10/23/1975]
1975 Oct 23
# of Lots: 277
Catalogue of the Mack collection of Ancient British, Anglo-Saxon, and Norman coins, formed by Cmdr. R[ichard] P[aston] Mack, M.V.O., R.N. (ret.), of Droxford, Hampshire, ... author of 'The Coinage of Ancient Britain' (1953) : Part I ... [Catalogued by P. Finn] ... [11/18/1975]
1975 Nov 18
# of Lots: 290