" . . . . I can remember growing up that still have a presence in Elks are the Goodtimers Carnival club and FUNtastic Carnival Club. Back in the heyday of Doubloons each of these carnival clubs would mint there own doubloons. Some of these clubs would parade for years others would come and go in the blink of an eye. But because the floats were put together by neighborhood friends or coworkers there is not an official information on each truck float . . . ." John Ray from LAInformation about these truck float doubloons is hard to come by, and this is the little bit of it that has come my way. It seems "The Flea Club" Mardi Gras doubloons were minted by one of these Elks truck float krewes in the 1960s and 1970s. When they started and when they ended ... I don't know.
1974 - gold tone aluminum - 10 Ga.
1974 - silver tone aluminum
1976 - gold tone aluminum
1976 - silver tone aluminum
No date - gold tone aluminum
No date - silver tone aluminum
The inventory of the Charles V. Booth collection at the University of New Orleans shows one 1968 Flea Club doubloon as being part of the Elks Krewe of Orleanians.
Mardi Gras doubloons on Facebook
New: Thanks to Bob, an excerpt from the old Bayou Product catalog showing Flea Club doubloons.