Spring 1983. These back issues are worth tracking down on eBay or at doll shows. "Dolls" is where I first encountered the writing of John Darcy Noble. I don't collect dolls, but I bought his doll books because I enjoyed his writing. He did write magazine articles about some elegant antique paper dolls and toys, and many are included in his Selected Writings volume.
The Lettie Lane cover is one I will frame. It refers to an article by Anne Tolstoi Wallach, which was later included in her excellent book about paper doll collecting.