Bamboo bicycle, iPod shuffle, coffee: Gifts given to (and fit for) a president

Published: Friday, April 26 2013 2:46 p.m. MDT

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Description: Basketball, signed by 2010-2011 Toronto Raptors NBA basketball team, in a 10" - 10" hard-plastic display case, presented in a 14.5" x 22.5" green leather-bound box that has the Prime Minster seal on the top. 23.25" x 18.25" golden-framed 19th Century antique map of North America, surrounded by drawings of North American Indians, beavers, and other images and drawn by Tallis & Co.

Estimated value: $1,880

From: The right Honorable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P., Prime Minister of Canada
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Rocklin, CA

It would appear that the zillion dollars worth of vacations paid for by us lucky US taxpayers were not included in this "gift" package. Funny thing, huh?

Beaverton, OR

"A Selection of Papers From the Royal Archives 1834-1897," from the Queen of England.

I wonder if she's giving him a major HINT to Obama. Google England's history during that time,and it echoes the US current life.

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