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Old 09-05-2017, 05:14 PM   #1
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Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share one of my favorite items in my collection, a North Korean flag from the Korean War. The flag itself appears to be make of silk, and is of a multi-piece construction. The flag was accompanied with a letter from the son of the veteran who acquired it, which stated his father captured the flag after the push north across the 38th parallel in 1950. Obviously such letters should be taken with a grain of salt (unless one personally knows the veteran), but the multi-piece construction is different from the later-war "dyed" variety most commonly seen, which might make this flag an early war piece. Either way I am very proud to own such a piece of history, and hope you all enjoy! Let me know if you would like to see any more pictures/close-ups. Thanks!

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Old 09-05-2017, 11:17 PM   #2
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Vet Captured North Korean Flag
Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share one of my favorite items
in my collection, a North Korean flag from the Korean War. The flag
itself appears to be make of silk, and is of a multi-piece construction.
The flag was accompanied with a letter from the son of the veteran
who acquired it, which stated his father captured the flag after the
push north across the 38th parallel in 1950. Obviously such letters
should be taken with a grain of salt (unless one personally knows
the veteran), but the multi-piece construction is different from the
later-war "dyed" variety most commonly seen, which might make
this flag an early war piece. Either way I am very proud to own such
a piece of history, and hope you all enjoy! Let me know if you would
like to see any more pictures/close-ups. Thanks!
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:59 PM   #3
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That's a really nice flag. What size is it?

I've got two silk flags, one NK and one S Viet and both have suffered severe deterioration so yours is all the more impressive.
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Old 09-08-2017, 02:54 PM   #4
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Thanks! Glad you like the flag. As for the size, it's about 44"L x 24" W. I agree, most of the NK flags from the Korean War I've seen have been full of holes, torn up, or close to completely deteriorated, so I felt pretty lucky when I found this flag (especially because Korean War items are so scarce).
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Old 09-08-2017, 09:13 PM   #5
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Very nice and interesting.
Thanks for sharing.
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More NK military flags ???
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Very nice and interesting.
Thanks for sharing.
Would also be interesting to
learn more about other DPRK
military flags.
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(below) Another captured example.
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Old 10-19-2017, 11:52 PM   #7
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I have seen Soviet silk flags from a later period, not quite survive like this one has. Truly a choice piece for the collector.
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more ???
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Ditto, and ...
(below) ... including more modern examples too.
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