Šilinė is a locality south east of Tauragė, better known as a wide-spread Šilinės miškas (Forest of Šilinė). A Lithuanian postal facility with access to telegraph was established in probably the Ranger’s office. Apart from an unclear reference to a place called Borkai, no further details are available. A mandate to set up a postal facility there was issued by Pašto Valdyba on August 3, 1919, naming as įgaliotinis Andrius Počiuliauskas, retrospectively as of July 22. It is likely that the postmaster may have been the resident Ranger or a subordinate.
As other circumstances suggest, the postal facility of Šilinė may have been closed down in late 1920s, possibly due to the fact that after the take-over of the District of Klaipėda in 1923, other or more convenient postal arrangements were made.
Šilinė was supplied with values of Berlin Fourth Issue, followed by the Sėjėjas Issue etc. To start with, in the absence of a formal postmarker Šilinė resorted to cancelling by hand and so far no other provisional markings have been noted.
A formal dated postmarker was made available in ca. 1921.
Cancelling by MS:
no date, single, Berlin IV 30 [colln. Brazdeikis]