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Meritorious Service Medal, type 1 / Kongno Metal, type 1

established 13 June 1949

1949-1960 variety - the later type, shown above, is the post-1960 variety

Edited by Ed_Haynes

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Agricultural Meritorious Service Medal / Nongop Kongno Metal

established 24 December 1974

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Agricultural Meritorious Service Medal / Nongop Kongno Metal

established 24 December 1974

Thanks, Ed. Thats a new one for me. :beer:

best,

Gerd

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I have an interest in North Korean awards with a enormous colletion of three orders... Anyway, I have a friend from South Korea visiting. So I shamelessly asked her to translate Gerd's document.

North Korean document structure is:

Name

Date of Birth

Place of Birth

Place of living(?)

Occupation

This gives us:

His name is Sung il, Lee

He was born and grew up in the same place, Chunsan-lee, Euju-Gun, PyeongAnBukDo.

He is not a kind of soldier but a farmer.

But it does not explain why it looks like it was altered. Perhaps it was safer to be a "farmer" when you sell your documents.. :ninja:

Also the award was given on the day Koreans celebrate liberation from the Japanese, 15 Aug.. So it could have something to do with the 40 year jubilee.

/Kim

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Hi all;

I've seen pics of most DPRK awards, but I have never seen one of their top order, the Order of Kim Il Sung (which I *think* are the two top stars just below the Hero of the DPRK awards on the general nearest to the viewer in the photo with 3 generals). Anyone have any good shots of that order?

Cheers,

Eric

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Order of Kim Il Sung (Kim Il Sung Hunchang)

Here is a pic of this order, according to the same source.

Ch.

Pic : Lukasz Gaszewski.

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Hi Ed,

You should well be embarassed !!!!! :P

This site is the best I know about North Korean Awards.

Cheers.

Ch.

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Order of Labor / Noryok Hunchang, first version 1951-ca.1970

Numbered 1893.

Cabral p. 21.

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There's much about the orders to admire.. quality seems good, as does the enamel. There's a fellow on the forum from China who has posted a number of Korean Orders on our Sales Forum. A search back through will find some.... many were cased. The problem I see is that this closed society will not be opening up anytime in the forseeable future, so it will remain like the very early days of Soviet (and Cuban)... obscure, scarce and very little detail and information available. A daunting pursuit for sure.

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Gents,

Adding a few not displayed here so far ... Firstly, The Soldiers' Honour Badge 1st and 2nd class :

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And the 2nd class reverse ...

Question : would the screwback reverse indicate an "older" award ?

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... and, finally, what I think is the 40th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemorative Medal - feel free to correct me or confirm this award's name !

Cheers,

Hendrik

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There's a fellow on the forum from China who has posted a number of Korean Orders on our Sales Forum. A search back through will find some.... many were cased.

Hi, sir

Do you mention me? :cheeky:

Tang Si

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Order of Labor / Noryok Hunchang, first version 1951-ca.1970

Numbered 1893.

Cabral p. 21.

Dear Ed

Congratulations! You got a nice collection. You have to admit it is a fantasy order.

This order 1893 once in my hand. Do you buy from NJ dealer?

Tang Si

Edited by reichsrommel

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