Walter Mercado’s collections, jewels, capes and more will be auctioned off shortly


It’s been over 2 years Walter Mercado Salina passed away and now fans around the world are given the opportunity to own some of the charismatic astrologer’s belongings. According to his niece Betty Mercado, there will be a special event where some of the items used in his work will be auctioned off to the public. “[Walter] always said that he is eternal, that he would never die, ”said his niece Betty.

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Betty stated that a British company called Bonham’s House is taking over the bidding war. The company is dedicated to selling art and antiques, and all items in the auction will be from Walter’s house. Some of these elements include:

  • Tarot decks
  • Several capes, including the silk satin and the embroidered old robe that was part of the exhibition about his life in Miami and the documentary “Mucho Mucho Amor: La Leyenda de Walter Mercado”. “Most of what goes up for auction is the capes,” said Betty.
  • The famous carved mahogany throne that was used during its television shows
  • Silver coins by the Spanish artist Salvador Dalí
  • A sculpture of the Hindu goddess Ganesha
  • Jewels: including one of his favorite 14-carat rings with amethyst, aquamarines and diamonds. The Pisces preferred the ring because it had aquamarine, which was its birthstone.

Walter Mercado portrait session© GettyImages

The actor and dancer was also known as “Shanti Ananda” and became famous as an astrologer at Univision and was a passionate collector of one-offs. His other belongings have already been distributed among the family or have a future public home. In addition to the auction, his family selected several of his items to be sent to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington.

His family made a point of letting people know that the auction wasn’t about money. “Money is not our motive, it left us quite well,” explained Betty. “We’re more excited that this other part of him is reaching the whole world. People can get something from him and appreciate it, ”she observed. “His legacy is that of love. Of peace and love, he was a being full of love. He loved humanity, “added Betty about her uncle.

It’s not just his collection that is for sale. Walter’s house went on sale in January this year. Although the property is large, it isn’t big enough to become a museum. “There were architectural barriers to being able to transform it. You couldn’t build a museum and it was too big to live in, ”explained Betty PEOPLE.

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