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Cool piece of history or am I just weird?

Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:48 am

My wife thinks I'm nuts but I saw this in a local antiques shop and couldn't resist:
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I don't know much about the history of it but it came with a letter to the guy who brought it back dated November 1951 confirming he was due the Korean medal but that for now all he was getting was an inch of ribbon.

It's made of silk but is very badly stencilled / hand painted rather than being stitched together like a proper flag.

I know it's the wrong way round in the frame... this was either my mistake or a deliberate attempt to preserve the main side from light damage, I'll let you decide :cry: Anyway I hang it vertically as I don't have a space big enough to hang it the other way so you can't tell when it's on the wall.
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Re: Cool piece of history or am I just weird?

Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:33 pm

I had a small flag of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on my desk at work for two years, and nobody ever said anything. Probably nobody knew what it was. ;-)

"Comrade Kim Il Sung and Comrade Kim Jong Il were geniuses of ideology and theory, masters of the leadership art, ever-victorious iron-willed brilliant commanders, great revolutionaries and statesmen, and great men." -- Preamble of the Socialist Constitution of the DPRK.
 
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Re: Cool piece of history or am I just weird?

Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:00 am

You commies!
 
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Re: Cool piece of history or am I just weird?

Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:28 pm

meerkt wrote:
You commies!

If North Korea ever invade the UK I'm not sure if I should hang it out the window to see if I can be made head Quisling or hide it because it might get me shot. ;)
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