THE BLACKSHEEP STORY
The BLACKSHEEP TRADING COMPANY had its beginnings in the year 1971 when Betsy Meister started selling sheepskin rugs (a product of her family's small sheep farm) at some local fairs near her Connecticut home. Her business grew over the years as she sold from her home as well as the fairs. In 1985 she became business partners with Peter Lazas. They have sold their products at fairs and shows throughout the Northeast, and have conducted their business in a few store locations on U.S. Route 7 in Connecticut. In 1996 they have moved to Trenton, Maine and have opened a store on Route 3 in Trenton between Ellsworth, and Bar Harbor.
Over the years THE BLACKSHEEP have enlarged their product line.
SHEEPSKIN RUGS: SINGLE SHEEPSKIN RUGS, THE TYPE THAT FIRST STARTED BETSY'S BUSINESS, ARE STILL SOLD. ALSO AVAILABLE ARE LARGER (sewn together) PLUSH SHEEPSKIN RUGS OF LUXURIOUS PROPORTIONS. THESE RUGS ARE EXCELLENT FOR THE BEDROOM OR IN FRONT OF THE FIREPLACE.
SHEEPSKIN AUTO ACCESSORIES: SHEEPSKIN STEERING WHEEL COVERS AREN'T COLD TO TOUCH EVEN ON THE COLDEST WINTER DAYS.
SHEEPSKIN SEAT BELT STRAP COVERS KEEP SHOULDER STRAPS FROM DIGGING IN & CAN BE USED TO CUSHION STRAPS ON YOUR GOLF BAG, CAMERA BAG, GUITAR, BACKPACK & JUST ABOUT ANY STRAP YOU CAN THINK OF.
SHEEPSKIN MOTORCYCLE SEAT COVERS WE ARE THE PREMIER MANUFACTURER OF CUSTOM SHEEPSKIN MOTORCYCLE SEAT COVERS IN THE UNITED STATES. ALONG WITH THESE WE OFFER UNIVERSAL SHEEPSKIN SEAT COVERS, AND SHEEPSKIN PELT SEAT COVER, BOTH MORE ECONOMICAL ALTERNATIVES BUT GETTING THE JOB DONE – TO “SAVE YOUR HIDE WHEN YOU RIDE.”
SHEEPSKIN BICYCLE SEAT COVERS
CUSHION YOUR TUSH-ION!!
SHEEPSKIN HATS, RACCOON TAIL & LEATHER HATS IN VARIOUS STYLES.
SHEEPSKIN INNERSOLES FIT INSIDE YOUR SHOES GIVING YOU AN EXTRA CUSHION TO HELP KEEP YOUR FEET WARM, DRY, & COMFORTABLE.
FULL COWHIDES MAKE UNIQUE RUGS OR ACCENT PIECES FOR THAT SPECIAL LOOK.
RABBIT SKINS & DEERSKIN LEATHER PIECES USED BY CRAFTERS & HOBBYISTS.
AUTHENTIC INDIAN MOCCASINS CRAFTED BY NATIVE AMERICANS INCLUDING THE CHEROKEE INDIANS & THE TAOS INDIANS. THESE ARE OFFERED IN NUMEROUS STYLES INCLUDING TALL MOCCASIN BOOTS.
NOSTALGIC POSTERS, SEPIA TONED PHOTOGRAPHS, & METAL SIGNS REMIND US OF DAYS GONE BY. THEY DEPICT PAST SPORTS FIGURES, MUSICIANS, & OTHER ENTERTAINMENT PERSONALITIES. TIN SIGN ADVERTISEMENTS OF COMPANIES FROM THE PAST, SOME OF WHICH ARE STILL AROUND TODAY, REMIND US OF A SIMPLER TIME. MANY OF THE PHOTOS SHOW US THE EARLIER DAYS OF OUR COUNTRY WHEN THE VINTAGE CARS AND MOTORCYCLES WERE VYING WITH THE HORSE FOR A SPOT ON THE ROAD. ALL OF THESE NOSTALGIC IMAGES ARE FAVORITES FOR DECORATING DENS, BATHS, KITCHENS, FAMILY ROOMS, BAR ROOMS, OR ANYWHERE YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD AN OLD FASHIONED TOUCH.