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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Historical medals, and tokens, tickets and passes, prize medals, badges and engraved coins, including early school medals, Masonic and friendly societies, racing and other sports, general topics and items of London interest, from an English collection, Part III ... [03/21/1990]
1990 Mar 21
# of Lots: 415
English and foreign coins, [including] a collection of 1,165 florins; Siam, tiger tongue, \Bullet\ money; enamelled coins, Turkish Crimea medals; Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations coins of various states; [as well as] numismatic books and auction catalogs, [etc.] ... [04/25/1990]
1990 Apr 25
# of Lots: 226
English and foreign coins, [including] the collection of trade union badges, medals, medallions and ribbons, formed by N.L. Whetton, Esq.; [also] a Louis XVI, Constitutional ecu, 1792 BB (Strasbourg); [and] a collection of gold coins, the property of a deceased collector; [etc.] ... [09/05/1990]
1990 Sep 05
# of Lots: 388
Ancient, English, and world coins, [including] a Carausius denarius, London, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust, rev. lighted altar inscribed; [also] the collection of European jetons, medalets, tokens and associated items--Part II--formed by Dr. Michael Mitchiner; ... [12/12/1990]
1990 Dec 12
# of Lots: 646