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The Observer & Eccentric Newspapers
February 17, 2008
By Megan Pennefather
“Go ahead, make a joke about Fred Collins’ doll collection.
He’s well over 6 feet tall, 240 pounds, with a career in the construction industry and has, he’ll tell you himself, a pretty mean temper.
So go ahead, laugh about his 550 Barbie dolls that line the walls of the Berkley home he shares with wife, Barbara. You’ll probably regret it because this former city councilman and owner of Frederick Collins Construction takes his collection, estimated to be worth thousands, very seriously.”