Južintai is a township in Aukštaitija ca. 27 km south of Rokiškis. In World War One, it was passed through by Bayersche Kavallerie-Division on September 11, 1915 when providing wide-flanking support for the German encirclement of Vilnius, which fell on September 18.
During the German withdrawal from the East at the end of 1918, this area came under the Red Army’s control in very late December. Soviet troops were pushed out in mid-June 1919 by the Panevėžio rinktinė.
In the czarist period, a country-type postal facility (Juzhintskoje V.P.) was established shortly before WWI. A Lithuanian postal branch, probably an agentūra, was set up in 1921 or 1922 but no details have been available about its early location and personnel.
For stamps to start with, Južintai had some values of Fourth Berlin Issue, followed by the Sėjėjas Issue etc. In the absence of a postmarker, stamps were pen-cancelled, showing date and place. So far, no other provisional markings have been noted.
A standard calendar-type postmarker was supplied in 1923 (?).
Known provisional markings:
Cancelling in manuscript:
11 VI 1922 single, Berlin IV 2a [colln. Wilson]
24 VII 1922 joint pair, Berlin IV 75 x2 [Phillit 35]
18 VIII 1922 pair, Berlin IV 2a x2 [colln. Doniela]