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FILE - This undated file photo provided by Sotheby's shows a gold, a colored diamond, coral and ruby lion brooch that belonged to the late philanthropist Brooke Astor. The piece will be sold at an auction in New York of the late philanthropist's personal items which will include some 900 items to be offered Sept. 24-25 from Astor's Park Avenue duplex and her stone manor in Westchester. (AP Photo/Sotheby's, File)

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.