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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English and world coins, [including] an Edward III post-Treaty period, noble, Calais, flag at stern; [and] a George II guinea, 1731, second young head, crowned shield; a George IV two pounds, 1823 (S. 3798); a George III pattern Bank of England dollar, 1804; ... [02/06/1991]
1991 Feb 06
# of Lots: 307
The collection of English coins formed by the late Bernard Roy Osborne, formed during the last fifty years, [containing especially] the coins of the Suffolk mints, and the coins of Charles I of the Tower Mint, sold in conjunction with A.H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd., [etc.] ... [04/23/1991]
1991 Apr 23
# of Lots: 412
Historical medals, [containing] a Sweden, Gustavus II Adolphus, killed at Lutzen, 1632; [also] tokens, [as well as] English and world coins, [including] Charles II to Elizabeth II, a comprehensive collection of bronze and copper farthings; [and] a collection of Maundy sets; [etc.] ... [07/10/1991]
1991 Jul 10
# of Lots: 619