NEWFOUNDLAND, 1897, 3c on 1c Gray Lilac, Ty. III (77; SG 82).
Se-tenant horizontal strip of three, left stamp Ty. II (76; SG 81), middle and right stamp both the rare Ty. III
overprint, affixed to Ayre & Sons preprinted cover with corresponding "Blackhead, Newf'd, NO 2 97" circular datestamp to St. Johns, Railway T.P.O. and St. Johns arrival backstamps, central file fold not affecting stamps
FINE. A REMARKABLE 1897 3-CENTS ON ONE-CENT PROVISIONAL SE-TENANT STRIP OF TY. II-III-III USED ON COVER. LESS THAN A DOZEN COVERS ARE RECORDED USED DURING THE PROVISIONAL PERIOD.
The Provisional period lasted from Oct. 19-Dec. 3, 1897. With 1979 P.F. certificate
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