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Barack Obama's 2008 campaign chair valued at $6,000

This chair comes from Barack Obama's 2008 campaign bus

Barack Obama's chair from his 2008 presidential campaign bus is selling at RR Auction.

Bidding stands at $6,123 ahead of the January 11 close date.

Barack Obama chair
Barack Obama sat in this seat on his 2008 campaign tour bus

The lot includes a letter of provenance from Glenn Childress, the lead driver on Obama's 2008 campaign.

"The two chairs with the embroidered Obama '08 logos were on the lead campaign bus for the duration of the time that the Obama campaign used them (approximately April to November, 2008)," Childress writes.

"Obama's world essentially revolved around these two chairs. [They] were situated in the middle of the bus, side-by-side, along the right-hand wall.

"Barack Obama always sat in the chair that was closer to the back…The second chair…was usually filled by a top advisor, campaign surrogate, Senator Joe Biden, or Michelle Obama on the few occasions when she travelled on the bus with us."

Barack Obama's 2008 election was a monumental moment in US history, seen by many as a culmination of centuries of struggle for black civil rights.

He was the first African-American ever appointed to the office and has served two terms during a turbulent period for the nation.

Given the outpouring of feeling the 2008 election roused, pieces associated with this first term are likely to become valuable in the future.

Demand will likely only increase in the months after Obama leaves office.

We've got an excellent selection of presidential memorabilia for sale.

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Last updated: 7 January 2017