Der Rittmeister Militaria, LLC. Content Pages: ORDER PAGE.       Updated on 12 December 2017.       Contact us

Click here for Links to our Merchandise & Content Pages. This is just a sample of the wide variety of high quality items that we offer in our ever changing inventory!




We want to point out the signs we use on the Merchandise Pages. You will notice the "Hold" sign on some of the items. It means someone has put a hold on the item and intends to purchase it, or has it on lay-away. The "Hold" sign will remain on the item until it has been paid-for-in-full and delivered. If for some reason the original party is unable to complete the purchase, it will again become available.  
If you see the "Sold" sign on an item, it means the item has been paid for and is in the process of being delivered. Do not despair if you missed out! Let us know of your interest and we will see if we can find another one for you!



Der Rittmeister Militaria's
Two-Fold Guarantee

Der Rittmeister Militaria, LLC is determined to provide the best guarantee in the militaria collecting community. We want our customers to be doubly sure that they are getting the best possible service AND receiving authentic merchandise. To that end, our guarantee is two-fold:

(1) We offer a 30-day, no-questions-asked return policy. This means that our customers can return ANY item within 30 days of purchase for ANY reason and receive a full refund of the purchase price. (Shipping & insurance is non-refundable. Bank credit card fees may also be deducted).

(2) We offer a life-time guarantee of authenticity for all merchandise. If any item that we have sold as an original is found to be a reproduction, we will promptly refund the purchase price. This two-fold guarantee has been in place since 1996 WHEN DER RITTMEISTER MILITARIA WAS FOUNDED. THEN, AS NOW, WE ARE A LEADER IN THE HOBBY. IN 1996 (AND EVEN TODAY) FEW DEALERS OFFERED A FULL REFUND ON A PURCHASE. We want you to have confidence in what we sell, which is why we offer a lifetime guarantee for authenticity. We feel this is nothing more than common sense.  After all, if WE have had made a mistake on an item, OUR problem should NOT become YOUR problem!


Letters of Authenticity

Upon request, we are pleased to provide a letter of authenticity at the time of purchase. These letters consist of the description of the item as it appears on our Web Site on our letterhead. It further describes our two-fold guarantee policy. These can be helpful for insurance purposes, especially for more expensive items should you ever have to place a claim due to theft. PLEASE make this request at the time of purchase! When we delete the item from our website after it is sold, we CANNOT provide the detailed description you originally saw. After the sale is completed, we can only provide the item's name and the price you paid. We have often been complimented on our descriptions. In many cases we spend hours describing an item to add greater historical value to our descriptions.

Consignment Items - Guarantee

From time to time we offer consignment items which are the property of another party. Our guarantee on these items is for THIRTY DAYS only. At the end of that time we disburse payment to the consignor and the sale is considered to be final. Your acceptance of these terms is acknowledged when you  place an order for a consignment item. If a consignment item is not to your liking, please let us know within that thirty day time frame and we will immediately refund your purchase price.


How To Order

We do not have an order form. We are a small business and our service is personalized. To make the ordering process easier for you, we have an e-mail link on each merchandise page. This helps you write to us directly from the page on which you have seen the item that interests you. This way we can help you and answer any of your questions. We generally are up-to-date on our "HOLD" and "SOLD" signs. So, if you do not see such a sign, the item should be available. To insure the item is available, just drop us an e-mail so we can confirm its availability.

Please do NOT send payment until we have confirmed the item is available and we have discussed the final details,  including shipping. Since most of our items are one-of-a-kind, this will avoid disappointment if the item has been previously reserved.

If you would like to speak to us regarding an item, please call our office line: 001 (727) 233-6173 between 10:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M., Eastern USA Time.  We live in the Tampa Bay Metropolitan area on Florida's West Coast. We do not maintain an office -- our website IS our office. 


Internet E-Mail Address

Our e-mail address is  Please contact us at this site for information concerning our current offerings. We will answer your questions and try to find items to please you from our ever-changing collection of Imperial German Militaria. Please note, ALL OF OUR INVENTORY IS POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE, with the exception of newly purchased items that have not yet been cataloged.  Do not hesitate to ask if we have the item you are seeking waiting to be described. However we are unable to maintain "WANT LISTS" and ask that you check our "Just In From Germany" page at least once a month.

Terms of Sale

All items are guaranteed period AUTHENTIC) pieces unless specifically described to the contrary. A thirty-day return policy is offered to ensure that you are pleased with any item purchased from us. If you are not pleased with an item for any reason whatsoever, simply return it to us (that means the EXACT item that we sent you and not another) within 30 days, in the same condition as we shipped it to you, and your purchase price of the item(s) (excluding shipping) will be cheerfully refunded. Authenticity of the items is guaranteed for LIFE. All purchases are payable in U.S. Dollars. We CANNOT accept checks in currency other than U.S. Dollars. We ARE able to accept Postal Money Orders from Canada payable in U.S. Dollars. We can also accept a wire transfer into our U.S. or German bank accounts (upon request we will convert the cost of the item(s) and shipping into Euros based on the prevailing exchange rate). You need only ask for details in order to do so. Purchases made by credit card and returned may, at our option, be assessed 3% for the bank charges that we have incurred as a part of the refund process. 


For your convenience we accept MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Card. We accept PAYPAL as well. Payments using PayPal should be directed to:

When ordering using your credit card, you will need to include the type of card, the card number, billing address (this is VERY important), security codes (three digit on the reverse for MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Card), and expiration date, along with the name of the card holder. [Returns for credit card purchases may be assessed 3% bank charges as a part of the refund process].  IF YOU ARE A NEW CUSTOMER: Due to recent fraudulent credit card problems, our processing bank has informed us that we need to verify credit card purchases OVER $500.00 with the issuing bank.  It may add a day or two to processing your order.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.  Unfortunately, the unscrupulous few often beleaguer the virtuous majority.  If you have already established your credit cards with us, this new procedure does NOT apply to you.

REMEMBER: Layaways and flexible terms can be arranged.


Checks and Money Orders should be made out to:


Kenneth J. Greenfield


Der Rittmeister Militaria, LLC


Our mailing address is:


Der Rittmeister Militaria, LLC
P. O. Box 841
New Port Richey, Florida 34656-0841



We do ask for REGULAR monthly payments. Our layaways are not designed for a down payment with a balloon payment at our agreed-upon due date. It is critical that we receive these monthly payments on a timely basis. We are happy to receive your payments by check, money order, PAYPAL, WIRE TRANSFER, or credit card. For those of you who wish to pay by credit card, tell us what day of the month you would like the charge placed and we will take care of the rest. If you have a problem in making payments during the layaway's course, we will work with you as much as possible to ease a temporary problem. If you are honest with us, we will work with you 100% to make the layaway work. 

We have one VERY important proviso that we have found necessary to add to ALL our layaway purchases. If you ask us to put an item on layaway, we expect you to complete your end of the deal within the time-frame to which we both agreed before the item(s) were formally placed on layaway. We are not a Wal-Mart. Adding another shirt back to inventory is not a hardship for them. When a layaway is not handled in the manner that to which we have agreed, it IS a hardship for us, as well as our other collectors. Most of our items are one-of-a-kind or, at the very least, NOT everyday items. When we take them off the market, other collectors cannot purchase those item(s). If (for example) you ask us to hold the item(s) for six months, and then do NOT complete the deal, you have created a considerable hardship for us AND our other customers.

Therefore, if you do NOT complete a layaway as agreed upon:


If you cannot do the deal, then please do NOT ask us to HOLD item(s) for you. This is a simple matter of courtesy. When you ask us to HOLD an item, we essentially have entered into a contract. You would feel ill-used if we sold the item out from under you while you were making your agreed-upon payments. Help us keep this fun and fair for everyone.

We are happy to offer our customers a layaway option.  99.9% of our layaways are concluded in a fair and reasonable manner for both parties. We do not want to see the 1/10 of 1% ruin the program for the other 99.9%!  In all the years we have offered layaways have only had to invoke this procedure with TWO customers. We will be thrilled if we never have to do so again.

Thank you!


Shipping and Insurance Costs

Please note that shipping and insurance charges must be added to the cost of all shipments. The charges below are only applicable for shipments within the U.S. International shipments will be negotiable depending on the item and the mode of delivery.
[Our shipping department staff members truly get into and all over their work! Bala, on the left and Grisha, her brother, on the right served as Der Rittmeister Militaria Feline Representatives from its inception in 1996 to their departure from earthly life in 2013 (within 6 months of each other). Their work is being continued by our younger Feline Reps. Sometimes you may even find some of their fur in a package. Let us assure you that there is
NO additional charge for this very rare and collectible fur. Just consider it a gift from them to you as a token of their appreciation for you doing business with Der Rittmeister Militaria. Your doing business with Der Rittmeister Militaria LLC permits them to enjoy tuna every night and cream throughout the day]!




Due to increased shipping rates from the United States Postal Service (USPS) and FedEx, and higher insurance rates, the cost of shipping for all packages was increased effective 1 December 2015. This is the first increase we have had since January 2008. After holding our shipping price line for almost eight years, we can no longer absorb the increases. The increase is due to fuel surcharges and a general increase from every company with which we ship. We have also received a rate increase from the company that insures the packages we ship to you. This private insurance is still less costly than buying insurance from the carriers with whom we ship. The rates below are for domestic shipments. International rates will be quoted at the time of purchase, based on your individual requirements.

$    5.00-$175.00.................................................................$14.00
More than $750.00 Determined by

FedEx does NOT ship to Post Office Boxes. We must have a street address to ship to you!

Bulky, heavy, or especially valuable items will be shipped at mutually agreed upon prices. FedEx Ground Service is also available for the lower forty-eight states AND to CANADA UPON REQUEST. We use FedEx and the USPS for international shipments. Prices will depend on the nature of the shipment and where it is being shipped.



Thank you for allowing us to share some of our items and interests with you. If you want to find a specific Imperial German item, please e-mail me at: We have excellent contacts here in the U. S. and in Germany. I receive regular shipments from the Fatherland and  visit in person as often as possible.  I always am happy to help find a TREASURE for YOU. I also enjoy hearing from my collector friends. Feel free to call me between the hours of 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM Eastern time for a chat at 001 (727) 233-6173.




Links to Our Pages


Der Rittmeister Merchandise Pages: (Click on Pictures or Words)

Badges: Wound/Veterans/Shooting Prizes, etc.

Boxes (Patriotic) & Cigarette Cases

Bronzes/Busts/Statuettes & Figurines

Colonial Memorabilia

Desk Pieces & Accessories

Documents Nr 1: Awards AND Decorations

Documents Nr 2: Patents, etc. (Paper Only)

Fan Gear (Der Rittmeister Militaria Clothing, etc.)

Field Gear & Soldiers' Personal Effects
Flags/Banners & Accessories

Flight Qualification Badges (Imperial)

Imperial German Air Service Nr 1:Artifacts,  Personalities, Groups, Shoulder Boards

Imperial German Air Service Nr 2: Documents, Books, etc.

Imperial German Regiment der Gardes du Corps & More

Imperial German Headdress Nr 1: Pickelhauben

Imperial German Headdress Nr 2: Busbies/Mützen/Tschapkas/Visor Caps, etc.

Imperial German Headdress Nr 3: Reference Materials/Guides/CD's & DvD's

Iron Crosses & Related Materials

Just In from Germany: Newest Items! ALL items start here!

Medal Bars & Ribbon Bars

Miniatures & Boutonnieres

Navy (Imperial German): Documents/Swords/Daggers/Badges/Cap Tallies/Books

Orders & Decorations Nr 1: 4 Major German Kingdoms & Central Powers, Post War

Orders & Decorations Nr 2:Grand Duchies/Duchies/Free States, etc.

Paper & Wood Artifacts: Books/Photos/Albums/Maps/Artworks (framed paintings)

Patriotic Domesticware Nr 1: Fine Tableware/Steins/Glassware/Porcelain

Patriotic Domesticware Nr 2: Wooden/Metal/Cloth/
Embroidered  Household Items

Patriotic Jewelry Nr 1: Rings/Bracelets/Pendants, etc.

Patriotic Jewelry Nr 2: Pins

Postcards Nr 38: German Royalty-Kaiser Wilhelm I/Kaiserin Auguste Viktoria ONLY

Postcards Nr 40: Photo Albums/Original/Framed/Cabinet Photos/Cartes Des Visite (CdV's).

Postcards Nr 42:Imperial German Air Service & All Aviation-Related.

Postcards Nr 43:Imperial German Armed Service & All Army-Related.

Postcards Nr 44:Kaiserliche Marine & All Navy-Related.

Postcards Nr 45:Other Imperial German/Central  & Allied Powers Royalty and Nobility

Ranglistes: Imperial German Army/Navy & Imperial German References on CD

Royalty & Nobility (German): Personalities, Swords/Daggers/ Portraits, Memorabilia

Shoulder Boards

Signed Photos/Documents/Autographs from German Military/Nobility/Royalty



Swords/Daggers/Edged Weapons & Accessories

Table Medals

Uniforms & Related Accessories

Vivat Ribbons

Wooden Display Products (Helmet & Visor Stands)

Zeppelin & Balloon Memorabilia

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