FILE - In this May 1, 1997 file photo, Brooke Astor attends a function in New York. The immaculately dressed grande dame of New York City - philanthropist, taste-setter and host extraordinaire - died in 2007 at the age of 105. Sotheby's New York will conduct a two-day auction on Sept. 24-25, 2012 of some 900 personal items from Astor's Park Avenue duplex and her stone manor in Westchester. (AP Photo/Serge J.F. Levy, File)

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FILE - In this May 1, 1997 file photo,  Brooke Astor attends a function in New York. The immaculately dressed grande dame of New York City - philanthropist, taste-setter and host extraordinaire - died in 2007 at the age of 105. Sotheby's New York will conduct a two-day auction on Sept. 24-25, 2012  of  some 900 personal items from Astor's Park Avenue duplex and her stone manor in Westchester. (AP Photo/Serge J.F. Levy, File)
FILE - In this May 1, 1997 file photo, Brooke Astor attends a function in New York. The immaculately dressed grande dame of New York City - philanthropist, taste-setter and host extraordinaire - died in 2007 at the age of 105. Sotheby's New York will conduct a two-day auction on Sept. 24-25, 2012 of some 900 personal items from Astor's Park Avenue duplex and her stone manor in Westchester. (AP Photo/Serge J.F. Levy, File)
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