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Old 03-27-2007, 08:01 PM   #1
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Chollima Honour Badge.

Cholima Badge is the rarest badge of North Korea. And I was informed its price is high in international collection market. Here is the picture of Cholima badge once I had.
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:49 PM   #2
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As I knew, its production and awarding suddenly ended and the government did not want to hear from it never again. therefore, nobody had to want to hear from it as well. If anyone knows why, let us know!
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:12 AM   #3
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Hi, Dear Esteban

I really don't hear such thing. Because Cholima is DPRK's symbol, I think there should be awardings. But it is really expensive. Once I saw a dealer in US sold it at $950 or some.

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Old 09-23-2008, 08:29 PM   #4
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Re: North Korea Cholima Badge

Perhaps you refer to the NJ dealer of the ridiculously high prices. He once sold a Chollima for a quite high sum. In the description he stated that these awards were abolished and forgotten.
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Old 01-16-2010, 06:26 AM   #5
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Re: North Korea Cholima Badge

New arrival, a Chollima Honor Prize, Type 3. It would be good to get the full story behind these.
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Old 02-05-2010, 05:28 PM   #6
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Re: North Korea Cholima Badge

Nice. Looks like the same one posted back in 2007 by Reichsrommel. Black spot in the white and same wear on the reverse.

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Old 02-05-2010, 06:02 PM   #7
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Re: North Korea Cholima Badge

Actually, Erik, yes it does. It is sometimes amazing how small our universe is, especially for uncommon things.
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Old 02-06-2010, 04:28 AM   #8
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Re: North Korea Cholima Badge

Indeed it is.
Here is another one. Not the best condition but its mine :). All enamel is there but the white has some discoloration.

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Old 06-24-2010, 07:53 AM   #9
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My personal belief is that the Cholima Honor Badge was awarded during a period in which the DPRK was attempting to move dramatically forward with economic and industrial conditions. The Cholima is a mythical horse that can cover an enormous distance with a single stride, which is what the DPRK was attempting to do. I think it was the DPRK's version of Mao's "Great Leap forward" program.

I believe that things did not go well with the effort. Therefore, if the Cholima badges were awarded for a modernization effort that turned out badly, the badges themselves may have become "honor non grata". Why acknowledge an award for a program that was a disaster? It becomes a reminder of a bad idea.

And in the DPRK, the government does not have bad ideas !
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Additionally, if Ebay is any indication, then either the Cholima badge is less rare than we thought, or there are just not that many DPRK collectors out there.
I think it's probably a combination of both factors.

The last several Cholima badges on Ebay have sold in the range of $75 - $80.
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Re: North Korea Cholima Badge

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My personal belief is that the Cholima Honor Badge was awarded during a period in which the DPRK was attempting to move dramatically forward with economic and industrial conditions. The Cholima is a mythical horse that can cover an enormous distance with a single stride, which is what the DPRK was attempting to do. I think it was the DPRK's version of Mao's "Great Leap forward" program.

I believe that things did not go well with the effort. Therefore, if the Cholima badges were awarded for a modernization effort that turned out badly, the badges themselves may have become "honor non grata". Why acknowledge an award for a program that was a disaster? It becomes a reminder of a bad idea.

And in the DPRK, the government does not have bad ideas !
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That is one fine point, Will. History showed us more than once that east bloc countries have a DEL button they pushed more than once in their histories when things "didn´t fit well".
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