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They would have to be reveresed to be stamps. The missing one shows how thin they are and since they only go up to 25 with no zero I figure they do represent some sort of label or marking. Sitting here trying to guess and figure they might be some kind of tokens? If knowing would show our age, and it has to do with "colder climate" maybe coal tokens? Don't look like ration tokens. I'm probably wrong because they are not detailed enough. ?????
In 1969 we bought our first home, which had been built in 1915 and we were the second owners. (It was owned by a little old lady who only drove it on Sundays ) While I might agree with the idea that these were for marking storm windows, our house had the original wood-framed storms and they were marked with brass letters, which matched the letter on the exterior inner side of the window frame. So you matched the "A" storm with the "A" window.
In the case of that particular house, there were two cleat-like fasteners at the top of the exterior window frame and you hung the storm's hangers (sort of like and upside down "U" on those cleats. IIRCC there were two wing-like fasteners near the bottom sides that you turned to hold the storm windows in place.