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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 6:39 am | Updated: 5:44 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

What: Coca-Cola items.

Who: Roland “Rollie” Carpenter, 80, of Mesa, a retired concessions stand owner from Duluth, Minn.

How the collection began: I started collecting Coke products in 1993 when my friend gave me a 1960s Coca-Cola case.

How many pieces: I have more than 400 pieces, everything from bottles and dolls, to trays and Beanie Babies. In my bedroom I have a Coke bedspread, sheet and pillows. In my kitchen I have a Coke cookie jar, timer, magnets, salt and pepper shaker, cups, dishes and silverware.

My prized piece: My prized piece is my Christmas tree with about 75 Coke ornaments.

Where I showcase my collection: I have five shelves full, plus Coke products in my bedroom and some in the kitchen.

What else I collect: I don’t collect anything else.

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