Čekiškė is a township 35 km south-west of Kėdainiai. In World War One, it was passed through by Abteilung Esebeck on ca. July 20, 1915 while advancing to flank the Kaunas fortress.
After the German retreat from the East at the end of 1918, Čekiškė escaped further hostilities when a Red Army’s vanguard was halted east of Kėdainiai.
Čekiškė had had a post office in the czarist period (as Chekishki) and none during the German occupation. A Lithuanian postal agency (agentūra) was opened in the first half of 1921 but no further details are known, as yet, about its location or personnel.
Čekiškė was supplied with the Sėjėjas Issue etc. In the absence of a regular postmarker, the agency first resorted to pen-cancelling, showing place and date. No other provisional markings have been recorded.
A standard calendar-type postmarker bearing “P.A.” (= pašto agentūra) was supplied in the first half of 1922 and was still used in early 1927 but the letter “P” was erased a few months later.
Known provisional markings:
Cancelling in manuscript:
10 / VI – 21 single, Sėjėjas 1a [colln. Doniela]