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    Davenport, IA- Beiderbecke & Miller 5¢ Oakes UNL PCGS Apparent Fine 15.
    A great piece of Iowa scrip from an issuer which is unlisted in the Oakes reference. Charles T. Biederbecke was a German immigrant who migrated to Davenport in 1856 and formed a partnership with another German immigrant, Frank W. Miller. The partners established a wholesale grocery business named Beiderbecke & Miller Wholesale Grocers which thrived in the growing Davenport economy during and after the Civil War. Both built mansions in Davenport which still exist, the F.W. Miller house, which later became the residence and headquarters for the diocese of Davenport, and the Biederbecke house, which now operates as a bed and breakfast. Biederbecke later served as President of the Iowa National Bank of Davenport, which he helped organize in 1890. Biederbecke's grandson, Bix Biederbecke, became well known as one of America's premier jazz musicians. There are a few some minor splits and repairs, but this is a certainly rare and likely unique item of great historical interest.


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