1965 Elections Sangabodhi Bank
A Fantasy hand bill printed for the 1965 General Elections, printed in
political party color Red of LSSP and approxomate size and colors of
Rs 5 currency notes in circulation around that time.
Sri Lanka - Fantasy Bill
|Predominant Color ||: Red || |
||Size ||: 127 x 64 mm |
|Numeral ||: 2508 || |
||Print ||: 100 dpi Block |
|Printer ||: Unnamed, Sri Lanka|
In Sinhala Sanga Bodhi Central Bank on top center Banner,
and below Jayanthi Producers.
Buddhist Era (BE) Year 2508 slanted in upper two corners.
On left hand gesture of Universal Kindness inside Buddhist Dharma Chakra
within three concentric circles.
On right within circle, portraits of the three founders of
Communist Party Dr. S. A. Wickramasinghe,
Mr Philip Gunewardena and Dr. N. M. Perera.
Red print of geometric floral designs with a central eight spoke wheel
which as regions from blue overprint. Probably representing a possible
coalition with SLFP
Identical Red Print without the Blue overprint.
The Bill design has been finely drawn by hand with the layout
and design of the Red Rs 5 note which had been in circulation since 1954.
Printed 1% wider and same height by two color 100 dpi block printing.
Fantasy bill has been scanned at 300 dpi and displayed at 75 dpi
The fantasy bill with 7 others was sold as a group by Fred Medis on
SLNS meeting auction in 2017 February.
Please correct me if I have wrongly identified the three Political