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, & copper, [including] recent Royal Mint gold proofs; the Conservation (World Wildlife) series, the complete non-proof series of this special issue in gold; Irish coins, [and] foreign hammered coins; [etc.] ... [04/09/1986]
1986 Apr 09
# of Lots: 258
Catalogue of a collection of medals, tokens, tickets, and passes, relating to railways, bridges, tunnels, [and] engineering, [of] Tyneside and the Northeast, formed by the late Captain Ernest W. Swan, O.B.E., V.D., D.L., R.N.V.R., and his son, the late David Swan ... [04/17/1986]
1986 Apr 17
# of Lots: 406
British coins, including a collection of halfcrowns and florins, the property of a gentleman; a collection of copper halfpennies, Charles II to George III, formed by a Lancashire collector; proof sets George IV, 1826 & William IV, 1831; and other properties, to be sold by auction ... [04/30/1986]
1986 Apr 30
# of Lots: 359
Catalogue of English and foreign coins, in gold, silver, & copper, [including] a collection of 314 Indian coins; [and another of] 158 coins of the Islamic dynasties; [as well as] a wooden drop-fronted cabinet, containing various Oriental coins, mostly base; [etc.] ... [06/04/1986]
1986 Jun 04
# of Lots: 218
Catalogue of English, Continental and foreign coins, [including] Continental gold and silver coins, the property of the late Dr. I.G.W. Pickering, and English silver and copper coins, from other properties; [also] Irish and Scottish coins, [and] historical medals, [etc.] ... [10/01/1986]
1986 Oct 01
# of Lots: 357
Catalogue of Part III (Final) of the important collection of Norman and Plantagenet coins, from the Conquest of William I in 1066, to the Reform of Edward III in 1351, formed by the late F[rancis] Elmore Jones, Esq. ... [Catalogued by P.D. Mitchell ... Photographed by P.F. Purvey] ... [10/07/1986]
1986 Oct 07
# of Lots: 310