Despite extensive research, I can find very little information on this company anywhere except on the internet which has a few references indicating it is a small antiques business based in Camberley while other references refer to it as a model and promotionals maker.
The Alternative Collection is a range of model vehicles primarily based on the Matchbox Models of Yesteryear castings. Each model appears to be issued as a limited edition of 1000 and comes with a certificate of authenticity plus some information on the subject of the model. The models are repackaged in their original manufacturer's packaging with only the addition of an end-tab sticker denoting the item belongs to "The Alternative Collection by Creaks of Camberley".
Neil Cameron has advised Creaks of Camberley was a small company run by Eric Creak. Eric specialised in converting Matchbox models, mainly into Police vehicles of yester-year, and called the series "The Alternate Collection". He also started to scratch build models and called this his "Peel Collection". There were about 15 models made in this latter series, starting with designation "PC1" which was a mounted policeman on his horse. The mailing address for Creaks of Camberley was PO Box 167, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 2AX, England.
Ruud Kokke from The Netherlands has kindly provided the following photos of a catalogue in his possession. I have slightly edited them to make the originals all one height. Click on the smaller gallery photos to see a slightly larger version which can be expanded to full size.
Gordon White has been in touch and has provided a large list of the models and several photos of the catalogues and news letters from Eric Creak, etc. I have uploaded these as separate pages and a link menu is at the top of this page.
To date I have been unable to locate any references or listings outlining the full extent of the range in this "Alternative Collection", examples of which appear, from time to time, on eBay. I understand from other collectors and searches of eBay listings that Creaks has probably produced over 150 different models for this "Alternative Collection" and an unknown quantity of models as promotional items for other companies.
Eventually I will add further sub-pages to this entry detailing the models I have in my collection that have been produced by this company.
Should you have any further information on the company or its range, I would be pleased to hear from you via the comment link on this page.