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Baltimore collector buys Obama's 2008 campaign recliner chairs for $28,499 in auction

Baltimore collector buys Obama's 2008 campaign recliner chairs for $28,499 in auction

For more than a decade, Baltimore resident Robert Harrington has bid on memorabilia, equipment, firearms and statues. The 49-year-old just landed one of his most treasured items yet.

Harrington, the founder and president of R.E. Harrington Plumbing and Heating, bought a matching pair of President Barack Obama’s black leather reclining armchairs for $28,499 in an online auction held this month by the Boston-based company RR Auction.

Both chairs, which are embroidered with an Obama ‘08 campaign logo on the headrest, were removed from the main bus of the president's 2008 campaign motorcade, according to a news release.

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