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Astor auction

This undated photo provided by Sotheby's shows a group of five seated porcelain dogs that belonged to the late philanthropist Brooke Astor. Sotheby's said the lot will be offered for sale Sept. 24-25, 2012 with some 900 of Astor's personal items from her Park Avenue duplex and her stone manor in Westchester. (AP Photo/Sotheby's)

Brooke Astor auction fetches $8.7M

The first day of an auction of the contents of philanthropist Brooke Astor's two homes brought in $8.7 million on Sept. 24, Sotheby's said.