Daujėnai is a township in central north Lithuania, 10 km south-east of Pasvalys. The locality had no postal faciliy in czarist times and none during German occupation in First World War. After the German advance into Lithuania in late April 1915, and after the two battles for Šiauliai/Schaulen, Daujėnai found itself in a war of movement and regrouping by opposing cavalry units, with the Germans eventually gaining supremacy. For Daujėnai, this took place in late July. German cavalry was also reinforced by Brigade Homeyer.
In czarist times Daujėnai had no postal facility and none was set up within the civilian Postgebiet Ob.-Ost system. When the German army retreated from Russia at the end of 1918, it was followed by the Red Army. In April and May 1919, in northern Lithuania local battles were taking place between the Bolsheviks and self-organised Lithuanian units known as Joniškėlio partizanai. The latter were dominant by late May but later fresh clashes developed with the foraging units of the newly established Russo-German “Western Army” – until their eventual demise and departure in late 1919.
A Lithuanian postal agentūra was certainly operative in Daujėnai in 1922, opened possibly in 1921. As yet, no details are known about its early staff and other arrangements, though later its status was raised to Post Office. For stamps, to start with, Daujėnai P.O. was supplied with some values of the Fourth Berlin and then of the Sėjėjas Issue.
In the absence of a formal postmarker the Daujėnai agentūra resorted to cancelling by ink.
A regular postmarker was supplied later and at some time the facility’s status was raised to Post Office.
Known provisional markings:
Cancelling in manuscipt:
11 / VI / [21 ?] single, Fourth Berlin 60 [colln. Bechstedt]