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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Polish historical medals and coins, a collection formed by Andrew C. Zabriskie, of Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., U.S.A.; [also] British historical medallions, English and foreign coins, [and] a small collection of medals, tokens, tickets, passes, and checks relating to transport; [etc.] ... [03/15/1989]
1989 Mar 15
# of Lots: 473
A collection of British historical medals, Part I : Tudor times to the death of George II ... [03/16/1989]
1989 Mar 16
# of Lots: 529
Ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins, [as well as] Islamic, English, and foreign coins, [including] a Trajan, aureus, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust, rev. Arabia standing left, camel at her feet; [also] a Sudan, Al-Mahdi, gold 100-piastres; [and] Scottish coins; [etc.] ... [06/01/1989]
1989 Jun 01
# of Lots: 746
English and foreign coins, to be sold by auction, [including] various proof sets of crowns of Elizabeth II; a Merovingian, Pseudo-Imperial coinage tremissis, Facing Victory type; [and] Societé Anonyme Argor, gold ingots (2), numbered 15373 and 15374; [etc.] ... [10/17/1989]
1989 Oct 17
# of Lots: 262