Wednesday, March 23, 2011

From Rome: Renowned Ecclesiastical Hat Collector Dieter Philippi

A super nice guy, he owns the worlds largest collection of religious headgear.

Get a copy of his fabulous new book:

Here Dieter displays an antique simplex mitre, in white damask, used at the last Vatican Council.


  1. It would be great if a PDF version of the book were for sale.

  2. Mr. Dieter Philippi is a remarkable man and has an amazing collection. Hopefully more and more people get to know about it.

    Mr. Philippi even constructed the mitre as depicted at the Holy Father’s coat of arms; even though the result is not spectacular, the effort is highly appreciated. Danke sehr!

  3. Center for Dubuque History

    We have a miter with an unknown age and I was wondering if anyone knows someone I could possibly email pictures to and find out its age.