‘Anarchist Philatelist’ uses home made stamps to post for free.

A man claims he has been sending letters for free for years using DIY stamps featuring his own face

Angus McDonagh, 64, says he has duped Royal Mail with over a hundred of his designs on letters posted all over the world.

Many feature his own face in the Queen’s traditional side profile complete with a comic eye patch or weird hat.

At Christmas he has created some of himself with a white Santa beard while others have used family photos.

Mr McDonagh, an architect who calls himself an ‘anarchist philatelist’, began his personal freepost system three years ago in protest at bland stamp design.

A spokeswoman said: “We would like to make it clear that it is a crime to create or use counterfeit stamps.

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