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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

Hi, Eric

Once my friend had one. I will ask him to send me pictures.

Tang Si

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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

Hi, Dear Hendrik

You have a nice NK collection. But the names has some mistake. Yours are not the official name:)

Soldiers' Honour Badge should be Soldier Honor Order

Freedom and Independence Star should be Freedom and Independence Order. And the one in your hand is 2cl.

40th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemorative Medal should be 40th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemorative Order

Cheers!!

Tang Si

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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

Yes, Tang Si, from our friend in NJ. :)

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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.

A slightly better photo of the Order of Kim Il Sung:

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Thanks, Tang Si! That must be the rarest of the rare?

Hi, Ed

I don't think it is. I have seen one Kim Il Sung. But I have never seen a Lee Shin Sin.

Tang Si

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A nice little wooden box. It won't scan well, need the camera?

Outside, the impressed PDRK coat of arms. (It may take some imagination, but it IS there. Really.)

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Inside . . .

. . . Chosin Inmin Konghwa Kuk Noryok Yongung Ch'ingho / Labor Hero of the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea.

Thanks, Tang Si and Doc for helping this in its journey to live with me! :cheers:

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Ed,

Another great collection of items you have. Those old DPRK orders are actually quite something! I have quite a few of the new versions of orders, just because they were cheap and I wanted to see them in person. They're just OK. But I just got in this 1st type Order of Labor, and it is spectacular! It has enamel repair in several places, but it is exquisitely done and for this price it was a bargain. I can't wait to get another old-type DPRK order. :jumping:

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Hi Tang Si,

The repairs are on the left and the right side of the banner. It was so expertly done that you have to see it from a very specific angle to notice the repair. It was sent to an expert enameller by a previous owner.

The number of my order is #1464. For the rest it is in excellent shape and I think it's a great order.

Edited by DutchBoy

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I am interested in opinions about this beaten up Hero Star.

William

Reverse - looks like someone erased serial number.

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