LeClaire Antiques and
Appraisals is located in the historic river town of
LeClaire, Iowa where Interstate 80 and the Mississippi
River intersect. MAP
The owner, Terri Applegate, has been an antique
dealer for over 25 years. She has been a Certified
Appraiser for over 10 years and is a Member of the
Certified Appraiser Guild of America.
My husband and I were so poor when we
got married that we decided to try auctions as a way to
furnish our home. After awhile we could tell who
were the dealers, so when we just out bid them we figured
we were getting a piece of history at wholesale prices.
We enjoyed it so much that I started a
business doing what I love! It progressed so far that
eventually I felt I needed to get an appraisers
certificate to feel confident in what we were selling.
That knowledge and experience has led us into the personal
property appraisal business that we have today.
Most of my work today is for lawyers,
insurance companies and banks doing appraisals for
divorce, replacements, and estates. What I enjoy most is
sharing my knowledge and expertise with the average person
so they will know how to treat their treasured