This undated photo provided by Sotheby's shows the staircase at Brooke Astor's 

This undated photo provided by Sotheby's shows the staircase at Brooke Astor's Westchester estate, Holly Hill, in Briarcliff Manor, New York. Sotheby's said a New York auction of the late philanthropist's personal items will include some 800 items to be offered Sept. 24-25 from Astor's Park Avenue duplex and a stone manor in Westchester. (AP Photo/Sotheby's)
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This undated photo provided by Sotheby's shows the staircase at Brooke Astor's Westchester estate, Holly Hill, in Briarcliff Manor, New York. Sotheby's said a New York auction of the late philanthropist's personal items will include some 800 items to be offered Sept. 24-25 from Astor's Park Avenue duplex and a stone manor in Westchester. (AP Photo/Sotheby's)
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