This Is Spinal Tap: The 'skeleton' t-shirt worn by Christopher Guest as Nigel 'Tuffy' Tufnel,  1984,
Lot 90*
This Is Spinal Tap: The 'skeleton' t-shirt worn by Christopher Guest as Nigel 'Tuffy' Tufnel, 1984,
Sold for £4,875 (US$ 7,917) inc. premium

Lot Details
This Is Spinal Tap: The 'skeleton' t-shirt worn by Christopher Guest as Nigel 'Tuffy' Tufnel,  1984, This Is Spinal Tap: The 'skeleton' t-shirt worn by Christopher Guest as Nigel 'Tuffy' Tufnel,  1984,
The 1980s - 2000s
This Is Spinal Tap: The 'skeleton' t-shirt worn by Christopher Guest as Nigel 'Tuffy' Tufnel,
1984,
black with printed green design, with two colour stills and certificate of authenticity

Footnotes

  • 'This Is Spinal Tap', released in 1984, is a US spoof 'rockumentary', a loving satire on the behaviour and excesses of certain rock bands. It was directed by Rob Reiner, who appears in the film as Marty Di Bergi, the maker of the documentary, filming the fictional British rock group, Spinal Tap, on their 'Smell The Glove' 1982 tour of the USA.

    This T-shirt features in the scene in which Nigel discusses with Rob Reiner how the controls on his guitar amplifier are set to go to a maximum of '11', rather than the standard '10'. As Nigel explains to the bemused Di Bergi, '...it's very special because, as you can see, the numbers all go to 11, right across the board...It's one louder...You're on ten on the guitar, where can you go from there? Where? Nowhere...If we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do? (Put it up to) 11!'

    Although only a modest success initially, following its release on video the film became something of a cult classic and in 2002 it was deemed to be 'culurally, historically, or aesthetically significant' by the US Library of Congress and chosen for inclusion in the United States National Film Registry.
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Lot symbols
* Import low rate

VAT on imported items at a preferential rate of 5% on Hammer Price and the prevailing rate on Buyer's Premium.

Contacts
  1. Katherine Schofield
    Specialist - Entertainment Memorabilia
    Bonhams
    Work
    Montpelier Street
    London, United Kingdom SW7 1HH
    Work +44 207 393 3871
    FaxFax: +44 20 7393 3873
  2. Stephen Maycock
    Specialist - Entertainment Memorabilia
    Bonhams
    Work
    Montpelier Street
    London, United Kingdom SW7 1HH
    Work +44 20 7393 3844
    FaxFax: + 44 8700 273625
Similar Items