Image Courtesy of Ewbank’s AuctioneersAn eight-millimeter film of The Beatles at the ABC theater in Blackpool, England, that’s considered to be the earliest known color footage of the band is up for bid as part of a memorabilia auction scheduled for this Thursday in Surrey, U.K. Shot in 1963, the silent three-and-a-half-minute film shows the Fab Four performing on stage and clowning around and socializing backstage at the venue.

The footage was shot by Chas McDevitt, the leader of a popular skiffle group who was on the bill at that evening’s show. The lot also includes a DVD copy of the flick, a letter from McDevitt and a copyright letter from the film’s current owner. It’s estimated to sell for between 7,000 and 9,000 pounds, or between about $10,500 and $13,500. You can watch a brief clip of the footage at the official Ewbank’s Fine Art Auctions YouTube channel.

Also going on the block is a collection of 109 black-and-white negatives of previously unreleased photos of The Beatles taken during their first trip to the U.S. in 1964. The images, which were taken by the photographer Eve Bowen, include pics of the band on The Ed Sullivan Show, on a train headed to New York City, performing in Washington, D.C., and rehearsing in Miami. The negatives, which will be sold with full copyright, are estimated to bring in between 8,000 and 12,000 pounds, or between about $12,000 and $18,000.

Other collectibles being sold at the auction include items related to The Rolling Stones, Queen, Eric Clapton, The Who, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix and more. To see the complete list of memorabilia up for bid, visit

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