Der Rittmeister Militaria, LLC Imperial German Merchandise Headdress Reference Materials, Books, Field Guides, Pricing Guides, CD's, and DVD's.   
Updated on
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Jim Turinetti just completed a Photo Calendar for 2017 - Mar 2018, with numerous photos of headgear and soldiers wearing these various items. [See the ad below].
The calendar is
$15.00.  Postage in the USA is $2.50, for a grand total of $17.50.    [Customers outside the USA: please write to Jim for postage costs].
Jim accepts PAYPAL (JTurinetti@woh.rr.com) or a check on a US bank
      (mail to: Jim Turinetti, 1835 Langview Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324).
The calendar makes a great gift for Christmas for you or someone you know.

 

 

 

 

 

BUYERS GUIDE for HEADGEAR of the IMPERIAL GERMAN ARMY 2015-16 EDITION. This is available as a metal-spiral-bound, soft cover book or as a DVD (PDF Format). The book lists every helmet plate (wappen) worn by the German Army on the eve of WWI in 1914, the helmets on which they were worn, the units that wore them, and a text description of each piece of headgear. Prices are listed for the various parade devices, cloth covers, and general officers' helmets. A section discussing the availability of the various headgear styles is also included. The author has added the average price that was paid and the number of data points (actual items sold) for each entry: EM, NCO and officers. 126 Pages, Black and white and color photos and drawings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spiral-Bound Hard Copy: $40.00 plus $5.00 S & H.    [Ohio Residents add 7% Sales Tax - International Customers: Contact Jim Turinetti for pricing]. 
DVD (PDF Format):            $25.00 plus $2.50 S & H.      Jim welcomes checks & PayPal.

CONTACT JIM TURINETTI DIRECTLY @    [ jturinetti@woh.rr.com ]   OR ORDER FROM HIS WEBSITE @   http://www.kaiserhelmets.com  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE KAISER'S CUIRASSIERS IN WW I. The Kaiser's Cuirassiers in World War One, like the Kaiser’s Hussars in WWI, covers each element of the Cuirassier's different uniforms from his head covering to his trousers for both pre-feldgrau and feldgrau examples. It then goes into a lengthy discussion about each of the 12 regiments that were activated in August 1914 (GduC, GKR KR1-8, Saxon Guard Reiter and Saxon Karabiner). It discusses the regiment's garrison, the specific uniforms of each regiment and the regiment's activities during the war. Mr. Turinetti has been able to find some firsthand descriptions of combat actions from German soldiers' diaries and US Intelligence reports. The book is illustrated with maps, many period photos, including numerous photos featuring their uniforms and Lobstertail helmets. Turinetti concludes each regiment’s description by identifying the regiment into which it transitioned during WWII (enabling the regiment’s tradition to continue).  183 Pages, Black and white and color photos, drawings and maps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spiral-Bound Hard Copy: $70.00 plus $5.00 S & H.    [Ohio Residents add 7% Sales Tax - International Customers: Contact Jim Turinetti for pricing]
DVD (PDF Format):            $25.00 plus $2.50 S & H.               Jim welcomes checks & PayPal.

CONTACT JIM TURINETTI DIRECTLY @ [ jturinetti@woh.rr.com ] OR ORDER FROM HIS WEBSITE @ http://www.kaiserhelmets.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPERIAL GERMAN HEADGEAR (1888-1914) FIELD GUIDE by JAMES D. TURINETTI & JN. ALBERT O’CONNOR. In an award-winning format, with color illustrations on every page, this is a metal spiral-bound, soft cover book or DVD (PDF Format) listing of every unit in the German Army on the eve of WWI. It boasts color drawings and photos of the uniforms, the parade and duty helmets, and their color devices (kokarden and feldzeichen). It has listings of the garrison towns by company, and detailed drawings of every helmet plate worn on every style of helmet.
The book, which is spiral-bound like a calendar, is a work of art. It provides the collector with enough information to keep him busy for quite awhile. It is the result of thirty years’ research and effort. It is handily set up by types of regiments, including infantry, cavalry, artillery, etc. All of the old-line regiments that were created before the outbreak of WW I are included. When one comes to an individual regimental number, one will see every detail of the headdress. For instance, in an infantry regiment one sees a photo of the pickelhaube both with spike and with parade bush (where applicable). In addition it has pictures of the wappen, kokarden (rosettes to us Americans), a description of the correct colors for the helmet’s various metal pieces, etc. It includes even small details such as whether the trichter is plain or fluted, and its accurate color. No other book on the market gives you as much information about pickelhauben, kugelhelme, busbies, etc. Wonderfully detailed sections are included on wappens, kokarden (for helmets, schirmützen and mützen). If that is not enough for you, each regimental description includes the formal name of the regiment, where each Bataillon was garrisoned, and the regiment’s date of inception. Even more a small area shows what their prewar uniform looked like, regarding sleeves, collars, basic body color, etc. Still not enough for you? Each regiment’s shoulder board is featured. It is all great stuff, things that I, as a dealer and collector like you, need every day. For some of the more elite regiments, it even sports a thumbnail of their regimental banner! The book has maps of Germany that show the prewar distribution of the 20+ Armeekorps in the various states around Germany. Other helpful sections deal with uniforms, belts, etc.
To be honest, I am amazed at how much information is packed into this book.  I truly believe that books like this make collecting more enjoyable for collectors. They help you understand what you have, and can prevent you from making VERY expensive mistakes!  I encourage you to get these books, read them, and use them. The collector who does not have research books like this is making a huge mistake, and setting himself up for major disappointment. With all the information contained within it, the book is a major value.  I still use my Lainé book on occasion, but this book is what I use on a daily basis. Jim is a great guy. You will not be unhappy when you get your copy.  188 pages. Color photos and drawings.

Spiral-Bound Hard Copy:  $40.00 plus $5.00 S & H.    [Ohio Residents add 7% Sales Tax - International Customers: Contact Jim Turinetti for pricing]. 
DVD (PDF Format):             $25.00 plus $2.50 S & H.                Jim welcomes checks & PayPal.

CONTACT JIM TURINETTI DIRECTLY @    [ jturinetti@woh.rr.com ]   OR ORDER FROM HIS WEBSITE @   http://www.kaiserhelmets.com  

 

 

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PRICE GUIDE for HEADGEAR of the IMPERIAL GERMAN ARMY - 2015-16 EDITION. This is the newest edition of Jim Turinetti's  wonderfully helpful price guide.  It is a metal spiral-bound, soft cover book or DVD (PDF Format) listing of the prices paid on eBay and by world-wide militaria dealers for Imperial German Army officers’ and enlisted men’s (EM) helmets since the publication of the author’s first pricing guide (over 2,000 data points). The book lists every helmet plate worn by the German Army on the eve of WWI, the helmets on which they were worn, the units that wore them, as well as prices for parade devices, cloth covers, and general officers' helmets. The author has added the average price that was paid and the number of data points (actual items sold) for each entry: EM, NCO and officers. 113 Pages, Black and white and color photos and drawings. 

 


Spiral-Bound Hard Copy:$35.00 plus S & H: $7.00 (Flat rate for 1-3 titles) OR $12.35 (Flat rate for 4-8 titles).   
                                              [Ohio Residents add 7% Sales TaxInternational Customers: Contact Jim Turinetti for pricing].
DVD (PDF Format):
          $25.00 plus S & H: $5.80 Flat rate for 1-8 titles.      Jim welcomes checks & PayPal.

CONTACT JIM TURINETTI DIRECTLY @ [ jturinetti@woh.rr.com ] OR ORDER FROM HIS WEBSITE @ http://www.kaiserhelmets.com

 

 

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GRENADIERMÜTZE OR MITRE by JAMES D. TURINETTI.   This is a metal spiral-bound, soft cover book or DVD (PDF Format) listing and discussion of the mitres worn by the Erste Garde Regiment zu Fuß 1, the Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 1 and the Schloß Garde Kompagnie. It boasts full-color photos of the mitres, with color drawings and many black and white period photos of soldiers wearing the mitres. 65 pages. 
 

 

 

 

Spiral-Bound Hard Copy: $35.00 Plus $2.50 S & H   [Ohio Residents add 7% Sales Tax  International Customers: Contact Jim Turinetti for pricing].
DVD (PDF Format):            $25.00 plus $2.50 S & H.     
Jim welcomes checks & PayPal.

CONTACT JIM TURINETTI DIRECTLY @ [ jturinetti@woh.rr.com ] OR ORDER FROM HIS WEBSITE @ http://www.kaiserhelmets.com

 

 

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THE SOFT CLOTH CAP OR MÜTZE OF THE IMPERIAL GERMAN ARMY by JAMES D. TURINETTIThis is a metal spiral-bound, soft cover book or DVD (PDF Format) listing and discussion of the many mützen and schirmützen (cloth EM, NCO and officers caps) worn by all of the Imperial German Army’s branches.  Both prewar and feldgrau patterns for officers and enlisted men are presented in many color photographs and drawings, as well as period black and white photos.  39 pages.


 

 

 


Spiral-Bound Hard Copy: $35.00 Plus $2.50 S & H           [Ohio Residents add 7% Sales Tax  International Customers: Contact Jim Turinetti for pricing].
DVD (PDF Format):           
$25.00 plus $2.50 S & H.     
Jim welcomes checks & PayPal.

CONTACT JIM TURINETTI DIRECTLY @ [ jturinetti@woh.rr.com ] OR ORDER FROM HIS WEBSITE @ http://www.kaiserhelmets.com

 

 

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COLLECTING GUIDE - HEADGEAR of the 1914 GERMAN ARMY. This metal spiral-bound, soft cover book or DVD (PDF Format) volume of over 240 pages is richly illustrated with over 40 pages in full-color, and over 70 more pages with partial color. The book is intended to be a basic reference on the Imperial German Army’s headgear in 1914. Each style of helmet is described and illustrated to help collectors at all levels, from the eager beginner to the seasoned connoisseur. A section within each helmet description addresses the exceptions to the rules that are found throughout our hobby. It has a detailed section on general officers' helmets, as well as another photo gallery of the nobility (Royals) wearing various pieces of headgear. A section on the helmets sporting the unique bandeaux (honor banners) explores the individual battles or events honored, including maps and descriptions of the battles and their participants.
 

Spiral-Bound Hard Copy:  $70.00 plus $5.00 S & H.    [Ohio Residents add 7% Sales Tax - International Customers: Contact Jim Turinetti for pricing]
DVD (PDF Format):             $25.00 plus $2.50 S & H.     
Jim welcomes checks & PayPal.

CONTACT JIM TURINETTI DIRECTLY @ [ jturinetti@woh.rr.com ] OR ORDER FROM HIS WEBSITE @ http://www.kaiserhelmets.com

 

 

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THE KAISER'S HUSSARS in WORLD WAR ONE. This metal spiral-bound, soft cover book or DVD (PDF Format) covers each element of the Hussar's uniform, from his head covering to his trousers, for both the pre-Feldgrau and the Feldgrau. It then delivers a lengthy discourse about the 31 regiments that were activated in August 1914 (LGHR, 1.LHR to HR 20, and the ten Reserve Regiments). It discusses the regiment's garrison, the specific uniforms for each regiment, and the regiment's activities during the war. The author has found some firsthand descriptions of combat action, translated from German soldiers' diaries and US Intelligence reports. It is illustrated with maps and numerous period photos, as well as many photos of the uniforms and busbies. The author finishes each regiment’s account by identifying the regiment into which it transitioned during WWII, thereby enabling the regiment’s tradition to continue.
259 Pages, Black and white and color photos, drawings and maps.

Spiral-Bound Hard Copy:  $70.00 plus $5.00 S & H.    [Ohio Residents add 7% Sales Tax - International Customers: Contact Jim Turinetti for pricing].
DVD (PDF Format):            
$25.00 plus $2.50 S & H.      Jim welcomes checks & PayPal.

CONTACT JIM TURINETTI DIRECTLY @ [ jturinetti@woh.rr.com ] OR ORDER FROM HIS WEBSITE @ http://www.kaiserhelmets.com

 

 

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THE RESERVE/LANDWEHR KREUZ (CROSS) of the IMPERIAL GERMAN ARMY. This is a metal spiral-bound, soft cover book or DVD (PDF Format) listing and discussion of the eight different crosses worn throughout the Imperial German Army’s branches in 1914. Both the Reservists and the Landwehr are represented in many color photos and drawings, as well as black and white period photographs. 64 pages.

 

 

 

 

Spiral-Bound Hard Copy:  $35.00 Plus $2.50 S & H       [Ohio Residents add 7% Sales Tax  International Customers: Contact Jim Turinetti for pricing]
DVD (PDF Format):             $25.00 plus $2.50 S & H.          
Jim welcomes checks & PayPal.

CONTACT JIM TURINETTI DIRECTLY @ [ jturinetti@woh.rr.com ] OR ORDER FROM HIS WEBSITE @ http://www.kaiserhelmets.com

 

 

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PRICING & ORDERING INFORMATION

 

All orders are handled and fulfilled by Jim Turinetti at his website  http://www.kaiserhelmets.com

 

Send your payment electronically with PayPal to: JTurinetti@woh.rr.com 
(PayPal Fee: 4% of total)

 

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Click here to view Jim's Order Form.  Print a copy to order by mail.

Make checks payable to:

Jim Turinetti
1835 Langview Dr.
Fairborn, OH 45324

 Der Rittmeister Militaria does NOT handle or fulfill any orders for these items.  We are publicizing Jim's works because of their excellence and usefulness to the collecting community.  Beyond receiving complimentary copies, we are not profiting from their sale.  We direct any questions or problems with orders or the merchandise listed on this page to Jim Turinetti at his email address, [jturinetti@woh.rr.com ] or his website at http://www.kaiserhelmets.com       All the items have their prices listed beside them.  Shipping and handling varies, depending upon whether you are a US resident or an international customer.  Ohio residents must add 7% sales tax to their orders.  International customers should contact Jim for pricing information.

A Special price break - Buy more than one item (any two, three, four [or more!]) - Pay only $5.00 Shipping & Handling! (US Residents, all others inquire about possibilities).

 

 

 

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