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- German pipemaker Wallenstein ceases to sell his pipes directly to his customers. On the occasion of the 30. Inter-tabac Fair Dortmund, September 19. - 21., 2008 Otto & Kopp of Offenbach takes over the worldwide distribution of Wallenstein pipes (excluding the USA). - Foreseeing he will also cease to introduce new pipes on his website. A real pity, because this will make it really difficult for the customer to come to know which pipes are actually available and where.
- Kurt Huhn of Rhode Island announces a brand new line of tabletop pipes, the Mount Doom line. See also Kurt's blog.
- E. Nachwalter announces to be on sabbatical from pipe making until Jan. 20., 2009.
- Danish pipemaker Søren Eric Andersen announced to retire from pipe making by the end of June. He might be selling off his remaining stock on discounted prices.